Man, 23, killed and two injured in stabbing outside Royal British Legion

A 14-year-old boy is among four people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died following a stabbing outside a branch of the Royal British Legion.

The victim, aged 23, was pronounced dead in High Street, Lymington, Hampshire on Friday night.

Another 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

A woman, also 23, received chest wounds which are not life-threatening and is also being cared for at the hospital.

Police were called to reports of an assault at the scene around 11.55pm, after what has been described as a ‘verbal dispute’.

The 14-year-old boy and three men aged 18, 20 and 29, who are all from Lymington, are being held in custody.  

Detective chief inspector Dave Storey, who is 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 with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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