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The family of a prison officer who died on the Isle of Wight have paid tribute.
Police have confirmed his identity as Nick Medlin, a 57 year-old, from Ventnor. He died following an assault outside the Rose Inn pub on Pier Street, early on the morning of December 25.,
His family have released a brief statement:
"We are completely devastated and totally heartbroken by the tragic death of Nick on Christmas Eve.
"The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind tributes and ask for privacy to grieve at this very sad time".
Detectives investigating the death of a 57 year-old man on the Isle of Wight on Christmas Day have been granted more time to interview two men arrested on suspicion of murder.
The victim, named locally as prison officer Nick Medlin, died following an assault outside the Rose Inn pub on Pier Street in Ventnor.
The 31 and 32 year-old men who are both from the Isle of Wight will remain in custody for questioning until Wednesday, December 28.
A third man aged 26, has been bailed until April 11 pending further enquiries.
A man who died following an assault outside a pub on the Isle of Wight on Christmas Day has been locally named as a prison officer.
Nick Medlin was pronounced dead at the scene outside the Rose Inn on Pier Street in Ventnor.
The 57 year-old from Ventnor had been working at the Parkhurst Site at HMP Isle Of Wight.
According to a tribute written by his colleagues at A-Wing Parkhurst, he had only moved to the Isle of Wight three years ago and had joined the prison service at the age of 55.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of a murder on Christmas Day on the Isle of Wight.
Police were called just after midnight on December 25th to a report that a man had been assaulted outside the Rose Inn, Pier Street in Ventnor.
Officers attended and a 57-year-old man from Ventnor was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 26 year-old man was arrested on the same day on suspicion of murder and a further two people - a 31-year-old man and a 32-year-old man - have also been arrested in connection with the investigation.
An investigation has been launched after a man died following an incident in Pier Street, Ventnor. Officers were called just after midnight this morning (December 25) to a report that a man has been assaulted. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An area of Pier Street has been cordoned off as part of the investigation.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.