Arrests made in alleged stabbing in Bournemouth

17 December 2017
Detectives investigating an alleged stabbing in Bournemouth have arrested two teenage boys.

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 Millhams 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 a knife out of his pocket.

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.

This afternoon, Sunday 17 December 2017, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, both from Bournemouth, were arrested on suspicion of assault and are helping officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170194855. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via

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