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Two women released following a man’s death in Shanklin

Two women arrested following a man’s death in Shanklin have been released with no further action


This follows reports to police at 10.11pm on Monday 25 April of an altercation at an address on St Johns Road.


Officers attended and located two men with serious injuries. A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.


His next of kin have been informed, and formal identification procedures are ongoing.


A 29-year-old woman and a 52-year-old woman from the Isle of Wight were initially arrested on suspicion of murder and have now been released without charge.


A 36-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in hospital having sustained injuries during the incident.


Superintendent Jim Pegler said: “The investigation into this death remains ongoing, and you can expect to see a continued police presence at the scene in St Johns Road and the surrounding area as officers conduct their enquiries.


“I would like to reiterate that we believe this to be an isolated and contained incident with no wider risk to the public.


“We thank the local community for their patience while officers continue to carry out their enquiries in the area, and again ask people not to speculate on the circumstances or the identities of those involved. We will endeavour to provide you with further updates on this investigation when we are in a position to do so.”


If you have any concerns or information relating to this investigation, please report this directly to police on 101 quoting 44220162095.


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