POLICE have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder following a reported stabbing in Bournemouth.

Armed police were seen in West Howe this afternoon.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said they were carrying out an arrest warrant at an address in Turnbull Lane.

The arrests relate to a stabbing reported at the junction of Lydford Road and Lydford Gardens in West Howe on Monday, December 4.

The victim, a Bournemouth man aged in his 20s, sustained a stab wound to his arm that was inflicted by an unknown weapon.

He attended hospital and was released after treatment.

Detective Inspector Andy Roberts, of Bournemouth CID, said: "We continue to investigate this incident and following a number of enquiries officers today carried out an arrest warrant at an address in Turnbull Lane.

"Two men aged 21 and 23 and both from Liverpool have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are assisting officers with enquiries.

“A search of an address in Turnbull Lane is ongoing."

He added: “I am appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident, to please contact police.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out high visibility patrols in the coming days to officer reassurance to members of the community and can be approached with any concerns.”

Armed officers stopped a car in Ensbury Park Road at the junction of Wimborne Road in Moordown on Tuesday in relation to the same offence.

No arrests were made.