A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after being stabbed in Boscombe.

Two teenage boys suffered stab wounds in Boscombe Spa Road this afternoon.

It is reported they had been assaulted by two males who fled the scene afterwards.

Police could not say whether the victims and their attackers are known to each other.

They were also unable to confirm the victims’ ages.

Bournemouth Echo:

The two teenage boys were treated by paramedics and taken to hospital. One is believed to have life-threatening injuries, while the other boy is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

Three men have been detained in connection with the incident.

Several police vehicles and ambulances were parked at the junction with Wharncliffe Road after being called to the incident at around 1pm.

Police could be seen speaking to witnesses and carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “At 1.02pm today, we received a report of two male teenagers who had suffered stab wounds in Boscombe Spa Road in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Echo:

“It was reported that they had been assaulted by two male offenders who had made off from the scene.

“The victims were treated by the ambulance service and taken to hospital. One of the teenagers is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. The other is not believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

“Officers, including armed officers, have attended and carried out searches of the area. A cordon has been put in place at the scene to allow investigations to take place.”

A passerby who saw the aftermath of the incident told the Echo he saw two boys around 14 years old covered in blood.

Bournemouth Echo:

“I was driving by and I saw two boys, they can’t have been more than 14 years old, with their clothes torn to shreds.

“I thought I saw stab wounds on them. Some passersby were helping to wrap their wounds.

“There was a lot of blood all over them.”

Forensics are now investigating the scene, which has been cordoned off.