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Police on the Isle of Wight have arrested, questioned and released a 15-year-old boy in connection with a serious assault in Cowes. 

A 41-year-old man was subject to an assault on Bath Road in the town on Thursday 26th July. Police were called to the scene shortly after 23:30 and they discovered a male with lacerations to his head.

In the days that followed the incident went viral on social media when the victim posted photos of his injuries on Facebook. A video of the assault was also then posted by persons unknown.

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The 15-year-old suspect has been released from Police custody without charge, but remains under investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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