Man dead and two others injured after stabbing in Lymington town centre

Police at the scene outside the Royal British Legion on High Street in Lymington, Hampshire, where two men and a woman were found with stab wounds on Friday. Picture date: Saturday October 23, 2021.
Police at the scene outside the Royal British Legion on High Street in Lymington, Hampshire, where two men and a woman were found with stab wounds on Friday. Picture date: Saturday October 23, 2021.

Hampshire Police said the attack took play outside The Royal British Legion following a dispute at 11.55pm on Friday.

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A man has died and two others are injured after a stabbing in Lymington town centre.

Hampshire Police said the attack took play outside The Royal British Legion following a dispute at 11.55pm on Friday.

A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 23-year-old man sustained serious injuries, and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital.

A 23-year-old woman received superficial wounds to her chest and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Three men, aged 29, 20 and 18, and a boy, aged 14, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police at the scene outside the Royal British Legion on High Street in Lymington, Hampshire, where two men and a woman were found with stab wounds on Friday. Picture date: Saturday October 23, 2021.
Police at the scene outside the Royal British Legion on High Street in Lymington, Hampshire, where two men and a woman were found with stab wounds on Friday. Picture date: Saturday October 23, 2021.

DCI Dave Storey, leading the investigation, said: “This is a serious incident, and our thoughts remain with the family of the young man who was killed.

“We believe this incident occurred following a verbal dispute at The Royal British Legion, and we have arrested four people as part of our enquiries.

“Please be reassured that officers remain on scene and there will be increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns, or any information about this incident, please do not hesitate to approach officers."

Anyone who has information that may assist with our enquiries is asked to phone 101, quoting 44210425369.