Three men stabbed on Bournemouth beach as thousands swarm to town

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Three men stabbed on Bournemouth beach as thousands swarm to town

Three people have been stabbed on Bournemouth beach on the hottest day of the year as thousands pack the town amid a “major incident”.

Dorset Council declared a major incident after seeing emergency services “completely overstretched” on Thursday.

June 25 saw swathes of people pack the beach at Bournemouth, as well as Poole and Christchurch, as the temperatures skyrocketed.

The mercury soared to 33C in some parts of England, with Brummies among the crowds flocking south to Bournemouth.

Dorset Police deployed extra cops for added patrols after attacks were reported, with three men in their 20s stabbed.

It came  following a fight near the amusements on Bournemouth pier on Thursday evening.

The three men were taken to hospital for treatment by the ambulance service.

Dorset Police said one man sustained a stab wound to his back and has since been discharged from hospital.

A second man sustained an injury to his face and the third was injured in the chest and arm.

Their conditions are not described as life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Gavin House, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are carrying out a full and thorough investigation to determine who was responsible for this incident.

“The public can expect to see an increased police presence near to the pier today as detectives continue their inquiries in the area.

“I understand there was a large number of people on the beach at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who may have important information to assist my investigation to please get in touch.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have video footage of the incident and would please ask that you do not post or share this online out of respect for the injured people.”

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