POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three men were arrested following an attack in Sandown left a man with a 'sustained skull fracture.'

Around 11pm last night (Thursday) a Shanklin man was taken to hospital after he was attacked on Crescent Road.

A 19-year-old man from Newport, a 31-year-old man from Sandown, and a 34-year-old man from Ryde, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Inspector Adam Henderson-Parish said: “We would like to assure the community that we are conducting increased police patrols in the area and carrying out enquiries.

"If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our officers.

"If anyone has any information about this incident, please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting Operation Romulus."