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Man arrested after Boscombe shooting

Police have arrested a 22 year old man in connection with a shooting in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth.

A murder investigation was launched after a 21 year old man from London was found dead at an address at the junction of Roumelia Lane and Sea Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team, said: "I believe this was a pre-planned and targeted attack by a number of offenders.

“We are following various lines of enquiries in an extensive investigation "

“I would like to reassure the community there is no immediate concern for the safety of the public.

“I would like to renew my earlier appeals and urge any witnesses and anyone with information to contact Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.

Anyone with information should call 101.

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Police still on scene in Boscombe

Boscombe this lunchtime Credit: ITV Meridian

Police forensics officers remain on the scene in Bournemouth following the discovery of a man's body in the Boscombe area of the town yesterday.

Officers have launched a murder investigation after it was confirmed the man, believed to be in his 20s, died from gunshot wounds.

Officers have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

Police launch murder inquiry

Officers in Boscombe Credit: ITV Meridian

Police in Bournemouth have launched a murder investigation after it was confirmed a man died from gunshot wounds.

They are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following the death of a man in the Boscombe area of the town.

Officers discovered a body at an address in Roumelia Lane in the Boscombe area of the town.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “I can confirm that we are treating this death as suspicious and have launched a murder investigation.

“I understand that the victim, a man believed to be in his twenties, sustained a gun shot wound.

“The investigation is still in its early stages and we are following various lines of enquiries.

Anyone with information should call 101

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Police step up patrols after man's body found

Police are stepping up patrols after a man's body was found in Romelia Lane, Boscombe, close to Sea Lane.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

“As a result, members of the public may have noticed increased police activity in Bournemouthas local officers including firearms officers searched the area.

“I would urge any witnesses and anyone with information to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.

“I am especially keen to speak with anyone who saw anything suspicious or unusual in the area of Winsor Road, Roumelia Lane, Cecil Road and Sea Road between midnight and 4am this morning..

“I would like to reassure members of the public that an extensive investigation is ongoing."

Boscombe body find: Police appeal for help

Police are investigating after a man's body was found in Dorset.

At 2.26am today, police received a report that a man had been seriously injured at an address along Sea Road in Bournemouth.

Officers attended and the body of a man was discovered.

The dead man has not yet been formally identified. Next of kin are aware and the coroner has been notified.There is extensive police activity in the area and a cordon is in place at Sea Road while investigators examine the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Connolly said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.“I would like to speak with anyone who saw anything suspicious or unusual in the Sea Road area since last night, specifically between midnight and 4am this morning."

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