Witness appeal following serious assault in Bournemouth

12 August 2019
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man sustained stab wounds as he walked near to Bournemouth seafront.

At 9.07pm yesterday, Sunday 11 August 2019, Dorset Police received a report that a man aged in his 50s had been stabbed by a male teenager in the area of East Overcliff Drive.

The victim was treated by the ambulance service at the scene and was taken to hospital with injuries that are not described as life-threatening.

Officers attended the incident and carried out a thorough search of the area. No arrests have been made at this stage. 

A full investigation is underway led by detectives from Bournemouth CID to identify the offender.

A cordon has been put in place at the scene to allow officers to investigate the incident.

Detective Inspector Gavin House, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of East Overcliff Drive yesterday evening and either saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would like to reassure members of the community that a full investigation is underway into this and members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while we carry out our enquiries. Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team can be approached with any community concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190125293. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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