A man has been charged following an incident on a bus bound for Ryde yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Police have confirmed they were called at 4.40pm to reports of a man in possession of a suspicious item onboard a bus.

An arrest was made in Union Street, Ryde.

48-year-old Anthony Robert Carr of Parsonage Road in Sandown has been charged with possession of a class B drug, and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place (two extendable batons and a knuckle duster).

He was initially remanded in custody and will appear at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).

*Updated

He will be remanded in custody and appear at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on October 11.

*14.12pm