A FURTHER arrest has been made after a man was stabbed to death in Boscombe Chine Gardens.

Detectives have detained a 25-year-old Bournemouth man on suspicion of murder following the discovery of the man's body on Tuesday.

A large area of the Gardens remain cordoned off as the murder inquiry continues.

One of three people arrested on Tuesday has since been released from custody.

Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service at 5.49pm on Tuesday June 30 in relation to a 31-year-old man who had been found with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murder inquiry launched in Bournemouth

Following enquiries and searches of the area, a 37-year-old Bournemouth man was located in the area of East Overcliff Drive and subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder. He has now been released from the investigation and will face no further police action in relation to the death.

Bournemouth Echo:

Another man, aged 33 and from Bournemouth, was arrested in Windsor Road in Boscombe. He had suffered a neck injury and is currently in hospital while under investigation for murder. His condition is not believed to be life threatening.

A 28-year-old Bournemouth woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She is still helping police with their enquiries.

Officers carried out further enquiries yesterday and a 25-year-old Bournemouth man has also now been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is assisting officers with their enquiries.

A full investigation into the death is being led by detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) and a number of cordons remain in place at Boscombe Chine Gardens while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of MCIT, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly died and we are keeping them updated with our investigation.

Bournemouth Echo:

“We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about this incident who has not already spoken to police to please come forward.”

Chief Inspector Danny Thompson, of Bournemouth and Poole police, said: “We understand there will be concern in the local community at an incident of this nature happening in a public place and I would like to reassure residents that a full investigation is underway.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area as we carry out enquiries and officers from the local neighbourhood policing team can be approached by members of the public with any concerns.”

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55200094596, or call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.