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UPDATED: A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder as part of an investigation into a life-threatening assault in Sandown on Monday night.

Detectives detained the unnamed man from Sandown last night and are expected to question him throughout today.

As previously reported by Island Echo, a 49-year-old man has sustained life-threatening head injuries following an assault outside The Old Comical Pub on St John’s Road.

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A 24-year-old man that was arrested shortly after the incident remains in Police custody. Police have been given more time to quiz the suspect.

UPDATE @ 13:23 – Hampshire Constabulary have this afternoon said that both men have been bailed until 16th October.

The 49-year-old injured man is said to be in a stable condition. He remains in Southampton General Hospital.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward. Contact Newport CID on 101, quoting 44180351867, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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