Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man held over 'suspicious' object on Isle of Wight

Residents were evacuated from their homes following reports of a suspicious object found on the Isle of Wight.

Armed police closed off Arctic Road in Cowes at about 1130 BST and a cordon was put in place while Royal Navy bomb disposal experts investigated.

Those living close to the scene were allowed back home after police confirmed the object was not a danger to the public.

Hampshire police said a 52-year-old man had been arrested and questioned.

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