Man's neck slashed from behind in "unprovoked" attack

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Dorset Police issued CCTV images of a suspect

A man had his neck slashed with a blade from behind in an "unprovoked" attack in Bournemouth town centre.

Two local men aged 56 and 59 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a search by armed police.

The 18-year-old victim was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after the assault in Old Christchurch Road, said police.

He was left with "a serious cut to the neck" by a man who fled the scene toward Wootton Gardens early on Friday.

Dorset Police issued CCTV images of a suspect, who was described as white and was wearing grey jogging bottoms, blue trainers with white soles, and a black jacket with a white top underneath.

Det Con Matt Cooke said: "This was a serious and unprovoked assault."

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