Police investigation as woman dies after assault on Douglas Central promenade

forensic tent outside the Palace Hotel
The 57-year-old victim was assaulted outside the Palace Hotel [BBC]

A woman from Merseyside has died after an "altercation" in Douglas, police have said.

The 57-year-old was visiting when she was assaulted outside the Palace Hotel on Central Promenade at about 21:20 GMT on Friday.

She was taken to hospital where she later died.

A 53-year-old man, also from Merseyside, has been arrested and Isle of Man Constabulary believes the man and woman were known to each other.

Det Supt Stephen Maddocks appealed for information and dashcam footage, saying a man and woman in their 50s were walking from Jaks Bar to the Palace Hotel with another man and woman in their 20s, who had a small child with them.

"We believe this group walked past the Majestic Chinese Restaurant and patrons inside may have witnessed an altercation," he said.

"We are speaking to a number of witnesses but I believe other members of the public may have seen this group and may have vital information to assist us with our inquiries."

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