A man was rushed to hospital after being stabbed on Weymouth seafront.
The man, a 29-year-old from Doncaster, was taken to Dorset County Hospital following the alleged incident that happened in the early hours of this morning.
His injuries are described by police as 'not life threatening.'
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and are helping police with their inquiries.
They are a 44-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman both from Weymouth and a 40-year-old man of no fixed abode.
Security guard Kevin Smith was working at a nightclub when he was approached by two men at around 1.10am on Friday morning.
He said: “One of them had a stab wound to his neck and a stab wound to each side of his chest.”
Mr Smith said staff called the police and ambulance and police officers cordoned off the area by the back of Marks and Spencer on the Esplanade.
South Western Ambulance service sent one ambulance to the scene.
A spokesman for the service said: “We were called at 1.17am to Weymouth Esplanade to a report of one casualty with neck and chest injuries- possible stabbing.
“The casualty was taken to Dorset County Hospital for treatment.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to get in contact.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “At 1.20am on Friday June 6, Dorset Police attended the Esplanade in Weymouth near to the Lazy Lizard where it was alleged that a 29-year-old man from Doncaster had been stabbed.
“He attended Dorchester County Hospital for treatment however his injuries are not life threatening.”
It is believed the man was in the area behind Marks and Spencer when the incident occurred.
He added: “Three people - a 44-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman both from Weymouth and a 40-year-old man of no fixed abode - have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and are helping the police with their enquiries.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 6:16 or call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.