UPDATED: Armed police called to Winton after reports of 'stabbing' and 'hammer' attack (From Bournemouth Echo)
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UPDATED: Armed police called to Winton after reports of 'stabbing' and 'hammer' attack
ARMED police were called to Privet Road in Winton on Thursday afternoon after reports of an assault.
One neighbour said armed units were on the scene, as well as two ambulances.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said: "It was about 1.55pm we heard shouting.
"The police we spoke to said there had been a bad assault.
"We heard they had been stabbed a couple of times and hit with a hammer.
"They were looking in the bins.
"They closed off the whole road.
"There was armed response here and two ambulances.
"It's normally quite quiet around here."
The woman said the drama centred on a block of flats in the road.
Another neighbour, who also asked not to be named, added: "I was in my lounge watching TV and the next minute there was a police woman knocking on my door saying there had been an incident.
"I looked out of my window and there were nine police cars.
"There are blood stains on the path.
"It's lovely and peaceful here normally.
"They were looking in hedges and there were police dogs, they had shields as well."
A neighbour of the victim said: "He knocked on my door and was covered in blood.
"The ambulance told me he had five or six stab wounds.
"He is probably in his 30s and is a nice lad."
A spokesperson from Dorset Police said yesterday: "At 1.35pm today, September 5, 2013, Dorset Police received a report of an alleged assault in the Winton area of Bournemouth.
"Officers attended premises on Privet Close where the victim was located. He sustained non life threatening injuries to his chest, possibly caused by a sharp object and was conveyed to Poole Hospital by the ambulance service.
"The road has been cordoned off while officers make enquiries to ascertain exactly what happened."
A 45-year-old Bournemouth man who was arrested on suspicion of assault has been released on bail, police said on Friday morning.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 05:216.
Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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