Residents on the Isle of Wight have reported a ‘strange smell’ over the Island in recent days.

Hampshire Constabulary said it had received several reports about an unusual smell in the areas of the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Netley and Southampton.

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A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said:

“We continue to work alongside our colleagues from our partner agencies to ascertain the cause of the smell.

“The smell seems to have disappeared from most areas and we have not received any further reports.

“However, if you do notice the smell has returned, please report it to Southern Gas on 0800 111 999.”