Parkstone disturbance: ‘Stun gun device’ injures man

A MAJOR police response was called to a residential area of Poole after a man was injured in the face by a “stun gun device”.

Several marked and unmarked police cars, including armed officers, rushed to Parkstone on Thursday evening to reports of a disturbance in Churchill Gardens.

A man was found with facial injuries. His condition is not believed to be serious but he has been taken to hospital for treatment.

A 17-year-old boy from Poole has been arrested and is assisting officers with their inquiries.

Residents reported seeing armed police officers, the police dog unit and forensics teams in the area of Churchill Road, which was cordoned off by police. Ambulance crews also attended.

Bournemouth Echo: Armed police focus their attention on an addressArmed police focus their attention on an address

The NPAS helicopter could also be seen circling overhead for a couple of hours.

Widespread reports on social media suggested the incident involved a stabbing. But a Dorset Police statement confirmed this was not the case.

A spokesman for Dorset Police told the Daily Echo: “At 7.38pm on Thursday, July 16, Dorset Police received a report of a disturbance in Churchill Gardens and that a man had been found with facial injuries.

“It was subsequently reported that the injuries were believed to have been caused by a stun gun device.

Bournemouth Echo: A forensics scenes of crime investigation van was called to the incident. Picture: Andy FaireyA forensics scenes of crime investigation van was called to the incident. Picture: Andy Fairey

“The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition was not believed to be serious.

“Officers, including armed officers, attended and carried out searches and enquiries in the local area.

“A 17-year-old boy from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm and is assisting officers with their inquiries.

“A cordon is in place at the scene as police continue to investigate the incident.”

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