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Rare photograph of empty Union Street

Although not a noteworthy incident, this photograph captured by Darren is one for the history books in years to come. Union Street in Ryde is rarely empty of…

Isle of Wight Festival Celebrity Dragon Boat Racing

The inaugral Isle of Wight Festival dragon boat racing on the River Medina proven popular, with the likes of Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch coming together to…

Hoegh Osaka Grounding

The car transporter the Hoegh Osaka ran aground at Bramble Bank in the Solent and began to list badly, resulting in the emergency rescue of the crew on…

Lorry overturns shedding load

A Steve Porter Transport lorry overturned on a bend outside Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, shedding its load across the carriageway. A large operation involving the Isle of Wight…

Royal cliff hotel arson

The derelict Royal Cliff Hotel in Sandown was set alight in an arson attack, which resulted in the destruction of the building. Photographs of the blaze were used by ITV…

Wightlink Car Deck Collapse

The mezzanine deck of the Wightlink car ferry ‘St Helen’ collapsed whilst unloading, resulting in 4 injuries and the launch of a Maritime Accident Investigation Board report.  Darren…

Army Landing Seaclose Park

The British Army were called in to evacuate residents from Undercliff Drive following a landslip in February 2014. There was a lot of confusion as to their presence…

Two killed in Downs collision

A young teenage girl in the passenger seat of a car driven by a 17-year-old male was killed in a head-on collision with another car on The Downs…

Police officer cut out of new Police car

A police officer was removed from a brand new Police car by firefighters after a four car crash in Wootton on the Isle of Wight. 4 people were…

East Cowes Marina Boat Fire

The luxury multi-million pound yacht ‘Kahu’ went up in flames in East Cowes. Darren was quickly on the scene and was photographing the scene before the fire developed…