Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Ballasalla attack: Man remains 'critical'

A man from the Isle of Man remains in a critical condition in a UK hospital after he was assaulted in Ballasalla, police said.

Alex Messenger, 32, was attacked on the Clagh Vane estate in the south of the island at about 02:30 BST on Sunday.

He was taken to Noble's hospital but later transferred to a hospital in the UK due to the severity of his injuries.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Police have appealed for witnesses.

The man is due to appear at Douglas courthouse on 27 May.

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