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Bournemouth man cleared of stab charge in police shooting case

Scene of police shooting in Bournemouth Image copyright BNPS
Image caption Armed police stopped a black Mercedes in August 2018

A man has been found not guilty of a stabbing after prosecutors offered no evidence on the first day of his trial.

A 24-year-old man was found stabbed in the head, hand and neck in Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, on 2 August 2018.

Kevin Sherwood, 38, was arrested five days later when police stopped a vehicle in Bournemouth, shooting the driver in the arm.

Mr Sherwood was cleared at Bournemouth Crown Court of wounding with intent.

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Image caption The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating the shooting

The black Mercedes, with two men and a woman inside, was stopped by police in Castle Lane West at about 20:30 BST on 7 August.

The 59-year-old driver was taken to hospital and treated for gunshot injury that was not life-threatening.

The shooting has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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