Man Stabbed in Bournemouth

Police have just released details of a stabbing which happened in Bournemouth on New Year's Day.

A 21-year-old Broadstone man was admitted to Poole Hospital with a stab wound to the neck at 5am on January the 1st.

The victim had previously been found along Goldenleas Drive, in the Bearwood area of Bournemouth, by a member of the public – a passing taxi driver had taken him to hospital.

Detective Constable Tristan Downie, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

“The injured man had spent New Year’s Eve with friends in Bournemouth town centre, before making his way in a taxi to the BP petrol station at Wallisdown Road.

“I understand that the victim was approached by two men and that, after a conversation, all three men walked off together.

“Following further enquiries, I am now able to release CCTV images of these two men.

“I would urge these two men – and anyone who recognises them – to contact police as soon as possible.

“It is essential that I find out exactly what happened and these two men may have information about where, how and when exactly the man sustained his injuries.

“I would also urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity along Goldenleas Drive, and possibly Autumn Road and Francis Avenue, during the early hours of New Year’s Day to contact me immediately.”

The victim has since been released from hospital.

Bournemouth stabbing CCTV

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 1:354. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.