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Police reassure residents after teenager stabbed near school

Police in Poole are reassuring the public after a teenager was stabbed near Poole High School.

It happened after 3pm yesterday afternoon in an alleyway off Wimborne Road.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment to a single stab wound. His condition was not life-threatening and he has since left hospital. No one else was injured in the incident.

The weapon has not been recovered as yet and detectives are keeping an open mind as to what weapon was involved, but it is not believed to be a knife.

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assault, is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“While I am fully aware that this incident will have caused great concern to the community, I would like to reassure them that a full and robust investigation is underway to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

“There will continue to be a heightened police presence in the area while enquiries take place and I would like to thank the community for their assistance and co-operation.

“Should any residents have concerns our local neighbourhood policing team can be contacted to answer any questions and offer assurances.

“I would also like to reiterate that this incident was not connected to the alleged assault in Poole Park on Saturday.

“Finally, if anyone has any information that may help detectives with their investigation I would ask them to please call police on 101 quoting incident number 28:260.”

– Poole Neighbourhood Inspector Shawn Whitley

15-year-old arrested after teenager stabbed near school

The teenager was stabbed in an alleyway next to Poole High School Credit: ITV Meridian

An investigation is underway after a teenager was stabbed in an alleyway close to Poole High School off Wimborne Road in Poole.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment to a single stab wound. His condition is not life-threatening. No one else was injured in the incident.

The alleyway has been cordoned off and an investigation is now underway.

A teenage boy was stabbed in an alleyway close to Poole High School Credit: ITV Meridian

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been carrying out high-visibility patrols yesterday and today to reassure the community.

Officers say the incident is not connected to the reported stabbing in Poole Park on Saturday 23rd January 2016.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.


Man stabbed as he walked through park

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the stomach as he walked through a park in Dorset.

The 59-year-old victim was in Poole Park near to the crazy golf area between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind.

The offender ran toward the war memorial. The victim then managed to walk to Poole Hospital where he underwent surgery. He remains in hospital receiving treatment, but his condition is not life-threatening.

Officers have been searching Poole Park for the weapon used in the incident and this search will continue today.

If anyone finds a knife or sharp object in Poole Park or discarded nearby, they are urged to not touch the item but call Dorset Police immediately.

“This was an unprovoked assault and there will have been people in the park at the time of day the incident occurred. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident or anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the assault to contact me on 101.

“It is likely there may be an increased police presence around the Poole Park area while investigations into the incident continue.”

– Detective Sergeant Ben Morgan, of Bournemouth CID

Man stabbed in street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Brighton.

He walking along Circus Street with what looked like stab wounds to his back on Wednesday 5th August.

The victim, a 23-year-old man from the town, was found by officers a short time later in North Street and was treated by paramedics for superficial wounds to his torso.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and has since been discharged.

A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of GBH and has been released on police bail until 4th September.

We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen something suspicious that Wednesday afternoon, particularly if they were in Circus Street between 10am and 11am

– Detective Inspector Andrew Wolstenholme


16-year-old boy stabbed in Reading

At 12.06pm yesterday police were called to an incident in Gainsborough Road, Reading.

A 16-year-old boy from Reading had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of GBH with intent nearby. She remains in police custody.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this is an isolated incident. We are investigating the circumstances fully. If anyone has information about this I would ask them to contact police by calling 101. Officers remain on the scene and anyone with concerns can contact the police.”

– Det Insp Mark Spencer from Reading CID

Man arrested after death of man found bleeding in car

A murder investigation is underway in Oxford tonight - after a man was found bleeding in a car in the city on Tuesday evening and later died at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Residential streets have been cordoned off around North Way in the Barton area while forensic teams investigate. It is believed the man had suffered stab wounds. A 31-year-old man has been arrested. Kate Bunkall reports.

Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation following an incident in Oxford last night.

Officers attended North Way in Barton at 10.48pm to reports of a man with chest injuries in a red Mazda car parked on the road.

The victim, a man was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. However he sadly died earlier today.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

The junction of North Way and Burchester Avenue is closed as police carry out searches and investigations. Diversions are in place and the closure will be reviewed tomorrow.

A 31-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything to contact us as a matter of urgency. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a red Mazda vehicle in the area last night to make contact with us via 101. There are police officers currently carrying out searches at the scene. In addition there are officers doing house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.”

– Det Chief Insp Mike Lynch, leading the investigation
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