Murder investigation launched in Bournemouth after woman stabbed

Police were called to a flat in Richmond gardens Credit: Google Images

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead at a flat in Bournemouth.

At 5am today, Sunday 8 July, Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had sustained stab wounds to his leg in the Richmond Hill area.

Officers attended the location and following a number of enquiries found the body of a woman in a flat at Richmond Gardens.

Her next of kin have yet to be informed. The coroner has been notified.

The injured man, who is 20 years old and from Bournemouth, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, but was taken to hospital.

A full investigation is now underway led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).

A cordon has been put in place at Richmond Gardens while crime scene investigators examine the scene.

Officers are also carrying out house-to-house visits and making CCTV enquiries.