A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: “Officers investigating a serious assault which took place in the Lake area on the Isle of Wight have charged a man with GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

“The charges come after a 21-year-old woman was left with significant injuries following an incident that happened on Friday, December 20.

“Simpson, 30, of Culver Parade, Isle of Wight, remains in custody and will appear before Newport Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday).”