Woman Stabbed In Bournemouth

Police in Bournemouth are looking for a man who was seen with a woman just before she was stabbed in the chest outside the BIC.

Officers were called to Exeter Road by the ambulance service just after 6.30am on Saturday, 1 October 2011, with reports that a woman had been found injured outside the Bournemouth International Centre.

The 28-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Poole Hospital, where she is being treated for a suspected stab wound to the chest. Her condition is not life threatening.

A police cordon was placed outside the front entrance of the BIC, and one lane of Exeter Road was closed off while officers investigated what happened.

Detective Constable Ross Graham, of Bournemouth CID, said:

“I’d urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact me.

“I am also keen to speak to a man who was seen with the victim in the Exeter Road area just prior to the attendance of emergency services, as he may have information to help the investigation.

"He is white, with short brown hair and was wearing jeans and a blue or grey top. If anyone saw a man matching this
description in or around Exeter Road between 6am and 6.30am, please contact me urgently.”

No arrests have been made and an investigation is continuing.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101.