Detectives continuing to investigate a reported stabbing in Bournemouth and have made two additional arrests.

Dorset Police received a report at 6.06pm on Monday 30 October 2023 of a stabbing in Turnbull Lane in the West Howe area of Bournemouth.

A man in his 30s sustained stab wounds to his back and was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were believed to be serious but not life-threatening. The victim has since been released from hospital.

Following fast-time enquiries a 50-year-old man from Poole, who was known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He has been released on police bail.

Detectives from Bournemouth CID have been conducting further enquiries and a 16-year-old boy from Bournemouth, who was also known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and affray.

A second 16 year old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and affray.

Detective Inspector Shaun Inkpen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Our enquiries continue in regards to this investigation. I would like to express my thanks to the members of the public who provided first aid to the victim prior to the arrival of emergency services.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact Dorset Police at or call 101, quoting occurrence number 55230172408. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.”

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