Two arrests following mass stabbings in Christchurch

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three men sustained injuries at an address in Christchurch.

Dorset Police was called at 9.20pm yesterday, Saturday 20 April 2019, to reports of an assault inside an address in Everest Road.

It is reported two men forced their way into the property. Three men, all aged in their 20s who were inside, sustained slash wounds from a knife. They were taken to hospital for treatment. Their condition is not described as life-threatening.

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area.

A 30-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. As second local man, aged 32, has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place. They are assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Constable Ben Swain, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway into the circumstances of this incident and I am appealing to anyone who was in the Everest Road area at the relevant time and saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact Dorset Police.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be continuing their patrols in the area and can be approached with any community concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190059681. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.