POLICE have erected a cordon around a crime scene — opposite Newport Police Station.

An incident took place outside County Hall late last night (Wednesday), on High Street.

More information is expected from Hampshire Constabulary this morning.

More to follow.

Update 9.55am:

A police spokesperson said: "We’re investigating two incidents which took place in Newport last night.

"An altercation on Highfield Road, during which a car was damaged, and an altercation on Coppins Bridge during which a man sustained a head injury.

"The man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital and was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage, in relation to the incident in Highfield Road.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of these incidents."