Southampton man charged after assault on Ryde Pier

Officers investigating an assault on Ryde Pier on Tuesday have charged a man.

Ryan Peter Michael Ward, A 30-year-old man from Westridge Road Southampton, has been charged and remanded with one count of wounding with intent, and for possession of an offensive weapon.

Police were called at 12.59pm on 16 June to reports of a serious assault on the pier after a man was stabbed with a pair of scissors.

On arrival, officers located a 31-year-old man with a stab wound. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

Ward was due to appear at Isle of Wight remand court this morning (17 June).