POLICE have confirmed a man detained by armed police yesterday (Monday) was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

As reported, officers were called to an address at Rooke Street, Newport, shortly after 7am, after concerns were raised for the man's welfare.

Read more: Armed Isle of Wight police arrest man at Newport address

An Isle of Wight police spokesperson said today (Tuesday): "The 55-year-old arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm has been released with no further action in relation to this offence."

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