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).


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