A WOMAN from Merseyside has died after an "altercation” on the Isle of Man, police have said.

The 57-year-old was assaulted outside the Palace Hotel on Central Promenade at about 9.20pm on Friday.

Police say was taken to hospital where she later died.

A 53-year-old man, also from Merseyside, has been arrested and Isle of Man Constabulary.

According to reports by the BBC, police believe the man and woman were known to each other.

Police have not said which part of Merseyside they are from.

Detective Superintendent Stephen Maddocks appealed for information and dashcam footage.

He said 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.

He added: “We believe this group walked past the Majestic Chinese Restaurant and patrons inside may have witnessed an altercation.

"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."