Arrests After Party Gets Out Of Control

Police have arrested 8 people after a party, which was advertised on social media, got out of control on the Isle of Wight.

Officers were called to an address in Ryde following reports of a disturbance on Friday night (22nd February).They escorted a large group away from the address and onto local buses. Further problems then occurred on the buses and more officers were drafted into Newport to try and resolve it.
Eight people were arrested, aged between 14 and 24. Three of the eight were arrested for assaulting police officers but the officers were not seriously injured and remained on duty.
Sergeant Michael Hughes from Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This large scale disorder was the result of a party being advertised on social media, It got out of hand and police had to be called in. We then had to use significant resources to deal robustly with further issues in Newport"
He added “I’d like to reassure the public that we will also be deploying extra patrols on Saturday evening. We will not tolerate any repeat of this behaviour.”