Heavy Lake police presence explained as man charged

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Police have explained their heavy presence in the Lake area over the past month.

The news comes as two women and one man were arrested in Linden Road, Newport on Wednesday (August 22).

The two women were arrested on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs with intent to supply.

The male has been named as Ben Entwhistle, 30, of Westlake Avenue, Lake.

He has been charged with a number of offences including criminal damage, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for police.

Islanders may have noticed a heightened police presence on specific occasions over the last month in Lake, including officers on foot and the National Police Air Service helicopter overhead.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: “This activity formed part of enquiries into a number of reported offences on the Isle of Wight.

“On Wednesday (August 22) officers made an arrest in Linden Road, Newport, as part of this investigation, and have subsequently charged a man.

“Ben Entwhistle, 30, of Westlake Avenue, Lake, has been charged with a number of offences including criminal damage, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for police.

“He has been remanded in custody to appear at Newport Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (August 24).”


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