TWO women and a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the chest have been released under police investigation.

They were detained after a man in his 40s was found with stab wounds to his chest and hand in Norwood Place at Pokesdown.

Police were called at 9.47pm on Monday to reports of a man with a knife in Kimberley road, Southbourne.

A search was carried out by officers on the ground and the NPAS helicopter and the injured man was found almost a mile away.

Attempted murder investigation after man is found with stab wounds

Residents told how there were around 10 police vehicles in the area of Norwood Place and Darracott Road. The helicopter circled the area for several hours.

Cordons were in place overnight in several areas including Kimberley Road, Stamford Road, Seabourne Road and Norwood Place.

Scenes of crime officers were also seen in the area.

A 34-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man, both from Bournemouth, and another 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have now been released.