Detectives in Dorset have launched a murder inquiry after man died from stab wounds during an alleged assault.

Officers were called to St Swithun's Road in Bournemouth at 10.10pm on Saturday 16th November.

A 20 year old man had suffered stab wounds to his chest. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

Police were called at 10.10pm on Saturday night Credit: Google Maps

An 18-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is helping officers with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Dixey, of the MCIT, said: “We are making extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone who has witnessed the alleged assault and has not yet spoken to police to please come forward.”

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

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