An arrest warrant has been issued today (Friday) after a woman charged in connection with two Sandown hotel fires, failed to show at court.

Paula Skelly, of Jersey Road in Portsmouth, was due before Isle of Wight Magistrates this morning.

The 62-year-old has been charged in connection with a fire that tore through The St Moritz and Tarvic 2 hotels on Culver Esplanade on 2 September.

A warrant for her arrest, without bail, has been issued.