Suspect arrested after man knifed to death in ‘family row’


A man has been arrested over a over a fatal stabbing during what was believed to be a family dispute in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police were called to a home in the Westbourne neighbourhood at 2.20am this morning and found a 46-year-old man with knife wounds who died at the scene.

A woman in her forties and a teenage boy were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile 31-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of murder and was also taken to hospital. Investigators believe everyone involved are ‘part of a wider family group’.

Inspector Jon Wasey said: ‘I would like to reassure the community that our Major Crime Investigation Team is continuing with a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

‘Early enquiries indicate that all those involved are part of a wider family group. Local people will see an increased police presence as officers are carrying out house-to-house visits and CCTV enquiries and the scene is being investigated. This should not impact on any of the businesses in the area.

‘If anyone locally has concerns, please raise these with our neighbourhood policing team.’