Appeal launched following suspected Swanage stabbing

DORSET Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate reported assaults in Swanage.
The police received a report at 10.30pm on Saturday, June 22 of a disturbance in the area of the Swanage Amphitheatre off Peveril Point Road.
Following searches of the area, two males were found with injuries. A teenager had sustained a suspected stab wound and a man was found with facial injuries.
Both were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries, which were not life-threatening and they have since been discharged.
The 51-year-old man and 17-year-old teenager were also arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm and have subsequently been released on police bail.
Detective inspector George Graham, of Dorset County criminal investigation department (CID), said: “We are continuing to conduct enquiries into this incident, and we understand there were a number of people in the area around the relevant time.
“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police, or anyone who may have captured relevant footage, to please contact us.
“There will continue to be a police presence in the area as we investigate this matter and officers can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240094310.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

One Comment

  1. Ann Coleman Reply

    We need police around especially at the week end. Swanage is seen as an easy target as they know there are very few police! We do not feel listened.

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