Police patrols have been increased in the Woodbourne Road area of Douglas after two women were attacked while walking home following an evening out.
They were confronted by a man near the junction of Woodbourne Road and Derby Road in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Officers say they were victims of an unprovoked assault by a man aged between 25 and 30.
They were very vocal in fighting him off and police say other people walking in the area may have witnessed the incident.
If you can help, please contact Douglas CID on 631212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.