Two Men Charged Over Weymouth Stabbing

A 23 and 31 year old are due before Weymouth Magistrates Court today after a 56-year-old was knifed in Weymouth on Saturday night (5th Feb).

A police spokesman said:

"At approximately 8.10pm on Saturday 5 February 2011, Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to an alleged serious assault on Ranelagh Road, Weymouth.

"A man had suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Dorset County Hospital.

"Crime scene investigators attended the scene and officers conducted house-to-house enquiries.

"Then at approximately 2.08am Sunday 6 February 2011, Dorset Police received a report of a further alleged assault at Ranelagh Road.

"Officers and the ambulance service attended the scene where a man had been left with injuries to his face and body.

"The victim was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening, and he remains in the hospital.

"The victim from the first alleged assault remains in Dorset County Hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable."

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Meanwhile another man's been arrested after a seperate stabbing incident which happened earlier that same day in the town.

Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The incident, in which one man sustained stab wounds, happened somewhere in the Park District of Weymouth between 5am and 5.17am on Saturday, 5 February 2011.

The 20-year-old victim, from Dorchester, was treated at Dorset County Hospital – his injuries were not life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Paul Byrne, of Weymouth CID, said:

“I understand that the victim was accompanied by two friends when he was approached by two other men.

“A conversation took place between the two groups before the victim sustained his injuries.

“The victim, with the help of his two friends, made his way to the nearby railway station and an ambulance was called.

“It is not clear exactly where the alleged offence took place, although it may be in the vicinity of Derby Street, Chelmsford Street or Hardwick Street.”

DS Byrne continued:

“I am appealing for witnesses, and anyone with any information about this incident, to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

The arrested man is helping police with their enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 5:132. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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