A woman has been charged by police following an incident in Ryde on Saturday night (20).

Officers were called to High Street at around 9.30pm after reports of concern for welfare of a woman who was stopping traffic in the road.

A man tried to assist her but was then assaulted.

Hampshire Constabulary said Catherine Whittaker, 21, of Sandown Road, Shanklin has been charged with possessing a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place, wounding with intent and assaulting a police officer.

She has been remanded in custody to appear at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

*UPDATED 12.28pm

*Catherine Whittaker has been remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on 19 February.