An as-yet-unnamed victim suffered fatal injuries in the attack in Lymington, Hampshire, shortly before midnight with four people arrested including a 14-year-old boy
A 14-year-old boy is among four people arrested after a man died following a stabbing outside a Royal British Legion building.
The victim, 23, suffered fatal injuries in the attack in Lymington, Hampshire, shortly before midnight last night.
Another man and a woman also suffered stab wounds in the incident. The man, also 23, is in a serious condition, detectives said in a statement this morning.
Four people – three men and a 14-year-old – have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.
The stabbing happened after a row broke out, police said.
In a statement Hampshire Police said officers were called to reports of an assault at 11.55pm following a “verbal dispute”.
It said: “On arrival, officers found three people, two men and a woman, with stab wounds.
“Sadly, a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
“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.”
Four people – men aged 29, 20 and 18, as well as the 14-year-old boy – have been arrested.
All the suspects are from Lymington, police confirmed.
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.