Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Teenager charged after Douglas head injury assault

A 17-year-old boy has been charged over an assault in Douglas that left a man with serious head injuries.

The 33-year-old victim, of Peel, was found injured at about 03:00 GMT on Loch Promenade, close to the junction with Walpole Avenue.

He was taken by air ambulance to Liverpool's Walton Neurological Hospital for treatment.

The 17-year-old, from Douglas, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

He will appear in court on Monday.

'No weapons used'

Police are searching for the occupants of a car that left the area near Bordellos nightclub at the time of the attack.

The car is known to have driven down Walpole Avenue towards Lord Street, police said.

Insp Phil Shimmin said: "This is a serious incident and I would appeal for anyone who saw what happened who hasn't yet been spoken to by the police to come forward, so that we have a full picture of what happened.

"I can't be specific about how the injured man sustained his injuries, but I would like to reassure the public that no weapons were used in this incident and I would appeal for members of the public not to make statements on websites which are not based on fact."