ARMED police investigating the attempted murder of a teenager in Boscombe have arrested a further four people at an address in Springbourne.

Two men and two women were detained at an address in Windham Road on suspicion of attempted murder and assisting an offender. They are helping officers with enquiries.

A 17-year-old boy from London, a 25-year-old man also from London and a 26-year-old man of no fixed abode were arrested on Monday on suspicion of attempted murder and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police were called to Boscombe Spa Road just after 1pm on Monday to reports that two boys, aged 16 and 17, had been stabbed.

One of the casualties was initially believed to be in a life-threatening condition and police said their attackers had fled after the stabbing.

Detective Sergeant Mark White, of Bournemouth CID, said: “As a result of ongoing enquiries officers arrested a further four individuals at an address in Windham Road in Bournemouth. A cordon has been put in place to allow investigations to take place.

“I would again appeal to any witnesses who were in the area of Boscombe Spa Road at the relevant time, and have not yet spoken to police, to please come forward.

“Residents can expect there to be an increased police presence in the Boscombe Spa Road and Windham Road areas while enquiries into this incident remain ongoing and officers from the local neighbourhood policing team can be approached with any community concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190108614 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 555 111.