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Appeal for witnesses to incident in Sandown zoo restaurant

Did you witness a physical altercation between a woman and a young boy, aged three, in the restaurant of The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary in Sandown?


The incident happened between 1.30pm and 1.40pm on Monday 25 July.


All parties involved are known to one another.


Police are keen to establish the full circumstances of what happened, and as part of enquiries a woman in her 60s was arrested. She has been released from custody but remains under investigation while further enquiries are conducted.


Police want to take accounts from people who witnessed this incident, and ask anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting 44220299074. You can also submit information online here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org