POLICE are searching for a man suspected of stealing fuel from from two vehicles in Freshwater this morning (Thursday).

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "We recovered a van on Orchard Close in the early hours of this morning.

"The vehicle had previously failed to stop for police.

"The driver exited the vehicle and left on foot, and he remains outstanding at this time.

"The vehicle is suspected to have been involved in the theft of fuel from two vehicles on Colwell Road the same morning.

"Enquiries are ongoing."