A MAN was stabbed during a robbery in Boscombe yesterday morning.

The victim, who is in his 30s, suffered a wound to his collar bone after he was confronted by a man with a knife in Sea Road.

He has since been released from hospital.

A stretch of the road near the precinct remains cordoned off this afternoon.

Armed police were called shortly before 7.50am to reports of a 'man armed with a knife'.

Detective Sergeant Mark Richardson, of Bournemouth CID, said "demands were made for money".

It is not yet known if any cash was handed over. A small knife was found at the scene.

"We are carrying out a thorough investigation," said DS Richardson.

"We believe that a second man may have been involved."

He urged anyone who saw the incident, or those who saw someone acting suspiciously in Sea Road this morning, to call police on 101 quoting 24:72.

A 35-year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is assisting officers with their enquiries. 

DS Richardson said: “Part of our enquiries will be to establish whether the injured man and arrested man are known to each other.” 

A spokesperson from the South Western Ambulance Service said: "We were called just before 7.55am about an incident in Sea Road, Boscombe.

"A male was transported by ambulance to hospital with a chest injury."