Man Arrested on Suspicion of Kidnapping After Series of Police Searches in Whitecombe – Island Echo



Police arrested a 25-year-old man following a series of incidents in which 2 full-scale searches took place near Whitcombe.

Hampshire Police have been investigating after a series of incidents, with the National Police Air Service helicopter enlisted to provide support to officers on the ground in the search for a suspect.

On the night of May 28, a warehouse unit owned by Mountbatten was broken into in the Newport industrial estate and a cash unit was stolen. This was followed just 2 days later by another break-in at Riverway, Newport, at 11 p.m. on May 30, which saw threats made against occupants of a residential property with money and stolen cell phones. .

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Yesterday (Thursday), Island Echo first reported that an aerial and ground search was taking place in Whitcombe and Carisbrooke following the discovery of an unknown man in the hangar of a residential property on Whitcombe Road. Hampshire Police revealed yesterday afternoon that the search had been suspended and the suspect was still at large.

Police conducted a second aerial and ground search in the early hours of this morning.

In the early hours of this morning, police were called to a residential property on Nunnery Lane in Carisbrooke after a man threatened the occupants, who were then forced to go to an ATM and withdraw cash. silver.

A man also reportedly went to an address asking for clothes and water.

Following a new search of the Marvel Lane and Whitcombe Road areas involving several police units and the NPAS helicopter this morning, a 25-year-old homeless man has since been arrested by officers and remains in custody at Newport Police Station.

If you have any information on burglary incidents or suspicious incidents, you are encouraged to contact the police on 101 citing 44210217123.

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