Police Arrest Man On The Run In Sandown

A man prompted a police search in Sandown last night (Friday) after escaping from officers.

The man was stopped by police while riding a moped in Broadway, Sandown at around 11.20 pm last night (Friday)

The 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and being in possession of cannabis, but the man fled the scene.

After an hour of searching for the suspect, he was detained in Perowne Way.

The Brading man was further arrested on suspicion of escape from lawful custody and vehicle interference.

Hampshire Constabulary says the man has been released in relation to driving under the influence of alcohol, but the man remains in police custody in connection with the other offences.