A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Weymouth, has been released under investigation.

Police were called to Hereford Road at around 10.35pm on Monday to reports that a man aged in his 20s had been stabbed.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 23-year-old man from Weymouth was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but has since been released pending further investigation.

It is believed the two men were known to each other.

A property on Hereford Road was cordoned off with police tape and remained cordoned off today (6).

A police vehicle was also parked in the road this morning.
An investigation is now underway and officers are currently conducting CCTV and house-to-house enquiries.

Speaking about the incident, one resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "It doesn’t surprise me at all, it’s Hereford Road. I keep myself to myself around here.”

Another resident, who too wished to remain anonymous, added: “I didn’t hear anything, and didn’t know anything had happened until the police came around.

“They just said it was next door.”

Cllr Christine James, who represents the Westham ward, said: “I’m glad he’s ok and that the police have arrested someone. 

“The level of crime in the area is not good, and taking a knife to somebody is not something that should happen.

“I suspect people are worried and frightened, and quite rightly so.
“Residents won’t want to hear this has happened, and have a right to feel safe.”

Cllr Ryan Hope, who also represents the area said: "Westham is a massive place, with a big community.

"The community won't stand for actions like this.

"We send our thoughts to the person injured.

"It's good to see policing acting quickly and helping out in our area."

Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of Weymouth CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist with the investigation, to please contact Dorset Police.

"At this time, the weapon – possibly a knife – believed to have been used in the alleged assault has not been recovered. I would urge anyone who comes across such a weapon in the vicinity not to touch it but to please get in touch with us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180019095.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via crimestopppers-uk.org