A TEENAGER has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Bournemouth on Friday, April 4.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged in connection with an incident that took place at Undercliff Drive, East Beach, in the early hours of Friday morning.

At approximately 5.10am, police officers cordoned off a section of Undercliff Drive, which runs along Bournemouth seafront, near Harry Ramsden’s fish and chip shop.

A representative from Dorset Police said a 35-year-old man from Bournemouth sustained stab wounds and required hospital treatment.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to come forward.

Detective constable Jess Fredriksen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I would like to speak to any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity in the area before the incident or at the time.”

She added: “Anyone with information is asked to contact the police in confidence.”

The 16-year-old boy, who is from Bournemouth, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of an imitation firearm.

He is due to appear at Bournemouth Youth Court tomorrow.

Witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 4:41. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.