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Attempted murder investigation in Bournemouth

Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a woman sustained stab wounds at an address in Bournemouth – with one man being arrested.

At 4.12pm today, Saturday 20 June 2015, officers were called to an address in Colehill Crescent.

A woman in her twenties had sustained serious stab wounds and was taken to Poole Hospital.

A 26-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and is helping police with their enquiries.

It is not known at this time whether the alleged offender is known to the victim.

A cordon has been put in place and is expected to remain there for some time while crime scene investigators carry out a thorough examination of the scene.

Detective Inspector Joan Carmichael, of Bournemouth CID, said: β€œIt is still early in our investigation.

β€œAny witnesses and anyone with information who has not spoken to police yet are urged to contact Dorset Police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 20:316. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 20 June 2015