Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight murder inquiry: Man found dead in woodland

Forensic tents
Image caption Forensic investigations have been carried out near the village of Lake

A murder investigation has begun on the Isle of Wight after a man was found dead in woodland.

The body of the man, who is thought to be in his 70s, was found near the village of Lake after reports he had been assaulted.

He has not yet been formally identified. Police said officers were investigating the death and have appealed for information.

A 60-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Image caption A police cordon remains in place

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