Man sectioned after breaking into Somerset Care home


Inver House

A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after breaking into a Somerset Care home on the Isle of Wight.

The 53-year-old man from London, who cannot be named, was arrested by police after breaking into Somerset Care’s Inver House in Bembridge on Sunday night.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.06pm last night (Sunday 15 July) to deal with an incident in which a man was reported to have broken into a care home on Foreland Road, Bembridge.

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“Police attended and arrested a 53-year-old man from London at the scene on suspicion of aggravated burglary, attempted kidnap, assault police and criminal damage.”

A Somerset Care spokesperson told CHP: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Inver House last night (Sunday 15 July) and the police were called.

“Our staff members dealt with the incident calmly and are to be commended for their professional response.  None of our residents were harmed, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the police for their quick response.”

After being detained in custody, Hampshire Police confirmed to CHP yesterday that the man had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.




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