A 53-YEAR-OLD man from Merseyside has been charged with manslaughter after the death of a woman on the Isle of Man.

The man is due to face court today (Monday, April 1).

Police say the incident happened at around 9.20pm on Friday near the The Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino on Central Promenade.

A 57-year-old woman, who was visiting from the Merseyside area, was involved in an "altercation" and died at Noble’s Hospital.

At this stage, police have not named the man and the woman. Nor have they said which part of Merseyside they are from.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Detective Superintendent Stephen Maddocks, who is leading the investigation, said: "A number of witnesses have come forward following my appeal yesterday and I would encourage any other people who have yet come forward to do so.

"I am interested to hear from anyone who saw the man and woman in their 50s, together with another man and woman in their 20s, who had a small child with them.

‘I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who saw the group as they passed the Castlemona Shops and their actions as they passed the Palace Hotel & Casino, which is where the Majestic Chinese Restaurant is located and the patrons inside the restaurant may well have witnessed an altercation between them.

"I am also keen to speak to a Filipino couple who were stood at the bus stop outside the Palace Hotel near to Palace View Terrace around 9pm on the Friday March 29.

"Again, I appeal to any vehicle driver, either a member of the public or a taxi driver travelling along Central and Queens Promenade between 9pm and 10pm who may have dash cam footage to come forward."

Call Police Headquarters on 631212 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111.