Two Children Charged With Bournemouth Stabbing

At approximately 8.30pm on Saturday 16 December 2017 a group of boys and girls, all aged 16, were sitting on a bench at the Pelhams Park area on Milhams Road. It was reported that the group was approached by two teenage boys on bicycles before one of them began shining a torch at a girl in the group, who asked him to stop. It is alleged that he then pulled out a knife.

It was further reported that an altercation took place between one of the suspects and a boy from the group, who sustained serious injuries to his chest and face. He was taken to hospital to receive treatment. His condition is not life-threatening.

A 15-year-old boy from Bournemouth was charged with wounding with intent and possession of a knife blade/pointed article in a public place and appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday 19 December 2017. He is next due to appear at the same court on Friday 22 December 2017.

A 13-year-old boy has now been charged with possession of a knife blade/pointed article in a public place and is also due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 22 December 2017.

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 55170194855. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.