Teen arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed in chest in Bournemouth

17 November 2019, 11:23

The man was found outside Bournemouth Pizza Co on St Swithuns Road
The man was found outside Bournemouth Pizza Co on St Swithuns Road. Picture: Google Street View

By Megan White

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old man was stabbed in the chest.

Police were called to reports of the attack in Bournemouth, Dorset, on Saturday night.

The young man, from the town, died in hospital shortly after.

An 18-year-old man, also from Bournemouth, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The crime scene, outside a pizza restaurant on St Swithun’s Road, remained cordoned off on Sunday, as did several other areas nearby.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Dixey, of Dorset Police, said: "We are making extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

"I am appealing for anyone who has witnessed the alleged crime and has not yet spoken to police to please come forward."

The victim's next of kin has been informed of his death and the coroner has been notified.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house visits and making CCTV inquiries, the force said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police online or by calling 101, quoting incident number 16:433.

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