A man was beaten up during a disturbance in Douglas in the early hours of Easter Day.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which they believe involved several men.
It took place on Central Promenade, Douglas, on the seaward walkway between the bottom of King Edward Road and the Palace Hotel at about 1am.
A police spokesman said: ‘One Douglas man received serious injuries, including fractures, having apparently gone to the aid of a friend involved in the disturbance.’
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have been present, or who witnessed the incident.
Contact Lord Street police station on 631212.