Fatal stabbing victim was former Highcliffe School student

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James Cutting
James Cutting was found with stab wounds in Boscombe Chine Gardens

A FORMER Highcliffe School student has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing.

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James Cutting (31), died after he was found with stab wounds in Boscombe Chine Gardens at 5.49pm on Tuesday 30th June. He had been living in Bournemouth.

On Facebook friends and family members paid tribute to Mr Cutting, who was nicknamed “bubble eye”, they claimed. One post, by his brother Paul, said he was a “crazy kid”, while in another Kira Green said she was his fiancée, adding he was “my soulmate and my hero”.

Yesterday (Monday) Dorset Police said four men had been arrested. Two, aged 18 and 20 and from London, on suspicion of murder and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

A third man, a 19-year-old from London, was accused of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, while a 43-year-old from Oxford was accused of assisting an offender and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs. All are helping detectives, Dorset Police added.

It follows the arrest of a 33-year-old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of murder. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 25-year-old Bournemouth man had been held on a similar allegation before being released by police without charge, while a 28-year-old Bournemouth woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released under investigation.

DI Wayne Seymour said: “We continue to carry out extensive enquiries into this death and are keeping James’ family updated throughout.

“We are keen for anyone who may have any camera footage or photos taken in the gardens around the relevant time or any other information that could be relevant to please submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal.”

Dorset detectives are urging anyone with information or footage relevant to their investigation to submit it via the UK Police Major Incident Public Portal at mipp.police.uk/operation/55HQ20M60-PO1

Anyone with information who is unable to submit it via the portal should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200094596.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.

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