POLICE have been carrying out arrest enquiries across various locations in Poole as the hunt continues for a man who stabbed another man in a supermarket car park.

As reported, a man, aged in his 50s, was airlifted to hospital with a stab wound following an altercation in the car park of Sainsbury's in Pitwines Close on Monday afternoon.

Providing an update on the situation, a Dorset Police spokesman said: "Our investigation into the serious assault at Sainsbury’s in Pitwines Close in Poole continues and we have been carrying out arrest enquiries at a number of locations in the Poole area.

"We continue to appeal for any members of the public with information to contact us on at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200021460."

Following the incident, which took place at around 4.30pm on February 10, police officers carried out searches in the area in an attempt to find the offender and a cordon was put in place around the scene to allow examination to be carried out.

The victim's condition in hospital was described as stable by police yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Leo Glendon, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We believe the offender was with another man at the time of the incident and enquiries are ongoing to try and locate them.

“I understand there may have been a number of people in the area and I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please come forward.

“I appreciate this may cause concern within the community but I would like to reassure members of the public that a full investigation is underway. There will be an increased police presence in the area and local officers can be approached with any concerns.”