Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Children blamed for Isle of Wight bin explosion

An explosion on the Isle of Wight is being investigated by police.

Officers believe a group of children threw something into a bin, which later exploded, outside McDonald's in Newport just after 1700 GMT.

A 12-year-old girl was near the blast but was thought to be uninjured and an ambulance was stood down.

Police said she was seen holding her head and complained her ears were ringing but later left on a bus to go home. Officers appealed for witnesses.

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