FOUR people were hurt in a series of knife attacks committed during eight hours of madness in Bournemouth town centre at the weekend.

As reported, two men in their 20s were knifed after they were chased through the streets of the town by a gang of teenagers.

In a separate incident, a man then suffered a slash wound during an attack in broad daylight at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bath Road.

Police are not linking the incidents, although both were perpetrated by groups of people within hours of each other.

A man was also stabbed in the leg at another Bournemouth hotel in the early hours of the morning.

During another incident that night, a man’s finger was bitten off as he brawled with another man.

Police have since arrested a 41-year-old Bournemouth man on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has been released under investigation.

All of the violent incidents were committed within hours of each other.

Officers were also called out to a number of offences in the town centre, including fights and reports of vulnerable missing people.

Details were revealed as the force live-Tweeted every incident attended over the course of 12 hours on Friday night.

Over the course of Friday night and Saturday morning, police were called to a number of incidents in Bournemouth town centre, including:

  • A fight involving 12 men near a kebab shop
  • An attempted robbery of a phone
  • A brawl between two men
  • Reports of missing people
  • A rape
  • Domestic violence incidents
  • A man on the roof of a building
  • An assault on two doormen
  • Claims of sex workers outside an address
  • Drink and drug drivers
  • A crash involving a motorcyclist
  • Reports of people who wanted to self-harm or commit suicide.

Over the course of the evening on Friday night, there were seven fights in the town, one of which happened at a petrol station and spilled out onto a road.