Police appeal after serious assault in Newport

By Alexandra Hughes

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Police appeal after serious assault in Newport

Upper St James' Street is closed after a man was found with life-threatening injuries, according to Isle of Wight Police. Picture by Robin Crossley.


Isle of Wight Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in Newport that left a man with life-threatening injuries. 

According to police a man was found with life threatening injuries just before 4am this morning (Sunday) and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital.

Road closures are in place on St James’ Street between McDonalds restaurant and the junction with Trafalgar Road. There are also closures at the junctions of St James’ Street with Chapel Street and Orchard Street. 

*A 20-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

The victim, a 49-year-old man from Newport, remains in a life threatening condition at Southampton General Hospital.

The cordon in the area of St James’ Street has now been removed.

*Police have arrested two more men in connection with the assault.

A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are in police custody.

Another 20-year-old man from Newport arrested earlier today remains in custody.

The police are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault, or has any information, to come forward and contact 101 quoting Operation Smooth.

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