A man was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed during a fight in Bournemouth town centre.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene in St Peter's Road in Bournemouth around 10.26pm on Wednesday night.

The man, aged in his 20s, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A 21-year-old man from the London area was arrested on suspicion of affray.

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A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Dorset Police received a report at 10.26pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022 that a man had sustained a stab wound following an altercation in St Peter’s Road in Bournemouth.

"Officers attended the scene and the injured man was taken to hospital by air ambulance. His injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening.

"One man has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries remain ongoing.

"A cordon was put in place as enquiries were carried out and it has now been removed.

"There will be an increased police presence in the area as the investigation continues and local officers can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 22.25hrs on Wednesday 22 June to an incident in Bournemouth.

"We sent a double-crewed land ambulance, a doctor, a rapid response vehicle and an air ambulance.

"We conveyed one patient to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance”.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance confirmed it attended an incident in Bournemouth last night and airlifted an adult male patient to Southampton Hospital.