Police seek witness to Bovington stabbing

An image from CCTV has been released by Dorset Police in the hope of identifying a man who they believe witnessed a knife attack in Bovington in Purbeck.

Detectives say that at around 3.30 pm on Monday 6th June 2022 it was reported that a man went to a home in Cologne Road and attacked the occupant with a knife before making off from the scene.

Man that police wish to speak to
Dorset Police

CCTV image of the man that police wish to speak to

Attacked again two days later

Two days later, at approximately 7.50 am on Wednesday 8th June 2022 it was reported that the same suspect returned to the same address, gained entry and attacked the same man again using a knife.

They sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries from both incidents.

“Targeted assault on a man in his own home”

Detective constable Rob Hoskins, of Dorset County CID, said:

“This was a targeted assault on a man in his own home and we have been carrying out a full and detailed investigation.

“As part of our enquiries we have obtained a CCTV image of a man we believe may have witnessed the incident on Monday 6th June 2022 and I am appealing to him, or anyone who recognises him, to please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220089912.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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