The team at Isle of Wight Radio is hugely saddened to learn about the death of a friend and former colleague.

Broadcast journalist Justin Gladdis worked on our newsdesk for many years and more recently was based at a radio station on the mainland.

The 47-year-old was also the voice of Southampton Football Club, making the PA announcements during home games at St Mary’s Stadium and had been looking forward to his nineteenth season at the club.

Justin was the nephew of the late Morris Barton, former leader of the Isle of Wight Council, and was a familiar face on the Isle of Wight in his own right as a broadcaster.

He was also a life-long fan of Morrissey.

We are shocked and upset to hear the news and send our condolences to his family and friends.