Bournemouth murder
The body of a local man was found at Mallard Grange. Google Streetview

Two people have been arrested after the body of a teenager was discovered at a flat in Bournemouth.

The 19-year-old man, believed to be from the local area, was found at a block of flats at Mallard Grange in Sea Road, in Boscombe, at midday on Tuesday (26 May).

A 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, also from Bournemouth, were arrested in Weymouth on suspicion of murder and are said to be helping police with their enquiries.

Emergency services, including five South Western Ambulance Service vehicles and several police cars, were initially called following reports that a man had been injured in an assault.

Police cordoned off the property and crime scene investigators were called in. Many local residents who witnessed the unfolding scenes expressed their shock at the incident.

Percy Road resident Sue Bell said: "I only live round the corner and I saw the police cars and ambulances outside when I was coming back from the shops. "I have lived here for 15 years and this is quite a quiet block, I saw an agent showing someone around the other day. Boscombe has had some bad reports but this is the first time I have seen anything like this down here," she added.

Santa Pillai, who lives in Mallard Grange, said she had not heard or seen anything out of the ordinary in the hours leading up to the incident.

"I was just coming back from the shops when I saw the police outside," the 73-year-old said. "It was a real shock."

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Balmer, said: "We are still building a picture of exactly what happened earlier today. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe or has any other information that could be useful, I would urge them to please get in touch."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 26:152 or Operation Fraction.

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.