Arrest over man's 'poisoning' death in Bournemouth

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Image caption Police said the man was found in a "critical condition" at an address in Wootton Gardens

A suspect has been arrested over the death of a man who is thought to have been poisoned.

The victim was found in a critical condition at an address in Wootton Gardens in the early hours. He died a short time later, Dorset Police said.

The arrested man, aged 58 and from Bournemouth, is being held on suspicion of administering a poison or a drug with intent to endanger life.

A cordon remains in place at the address while investigations continue.

The victim has yet to be formally identified.

Officers have appealed for witnesses and have been conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area.

Extra police patrols were also being laid on to provide reassurance to residents.

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