VISIT Isle of Wight has failed to file last year's accounts.

According to Companies House, the tourist board should have submitted its latest set of accounts — made up to August 31, 2017 — by the end of May this year.

When asked why they were overdue, Visit Isle of Wight declined to comment.

However, the County Press understands the delay is due to court proceedings involving its former finance officer.

Joanne Thornton, the wife of former chief executive, David Thornton, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court last month charged with theft and fraud.

She pleaded guilty to fraudulently transferring £18,961 from the company account and stealing cash to the value of £14,913.

She is due to be sentenced next Friday (November 16).