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Two men stabbed during assault in Bournemouth

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were left with stab wounds in the town centre.

At around 12.45am on Saturday 15th June, a group of four men in the their 20s were approached by a group of teenagers in a pedestrianised area of Old Christchurch Road near to the junction with Albert Road.

The teenagers reportedly started chasing the men and assaulting them before leaving along Old Christchurch Road in the direction of Horseshoe Common and Yelverton Road.

Police say one of the victims was found at an address in Richmond Hill with a stab wound to his leg and was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

The second victim also had a stab wound to his leg - again the injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

Detective Constable Ben Swain, from Bournemouth CID, said: "We have launched an investigation to identify those responsible for this violent attack and have been carrying out a number of enquiries, including a review of CCTV footage in the area.

"I understand there were a number of people in the area at the time of this incident and I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information that can assist our investigation to please contact us.

"There will be an increased police presence in the town centre as we investigate this matter and local officers can be approached by members of the community with any concerns."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via their website or by calling 101, quoting occurence number 55190090204.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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