POLICE have confirmed the identity of a man who died during an 'altercation' in Shanklin last week — one which prompted a murder investigation. 

On Monday, April 25, at approximately 10.11pm, police were called to St John's Road.

Officers attended and located two men with serious injuries.

David Johns, 55, of Shanklin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The scene in Shanklin.

His family have since paid tribute to him.

They said: "Dad was Brentford’s Number 1 fan. 

"He was a great dad, grandad and brother. We will miss him very much."

As part of this investigation, a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody, having been treated for serious injuries sustained during this incident.

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"We continue to ask the local community not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding this incident," said a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary. 

"And encourage all concerns or information to be reported directly to police on 101, quoting 44220162095."