Sandown police incident sees helicopter deployed

A police helicopter has been spotted over Sandown.

Hampshire Constabulary have been approached for comment but have so far remained tight-lipped.

The helicopter was spotted around 9pm on Tuesday (July 24) near the site of former nightclub Colonel Bogeys.

A witness who did not wish to be named said: “[There have been] two police vans and a car seen repeatedly circling the area.”

The National Police Air Service have also been approached for comment.

Police stock image – photo by S.Clarke

Update – 9.30pm

The helicopter has seemingly been stood down as it is no longer over the Island.

Twitter users reported it over the bay and then Ryde at around 9.10pm before it disappeared from view at around 9.20pm.