LOCAL NEWS: Man charged with murder of man stabbed in Westbourne


A man has been charged with the murder of a man on Friday 19 June 2020, following a police investigation. 

Police visited a home in Eldon Place, Westbourne, at 2.20am on Friday 19 June, after reports of a stabbing. Sadly, the victim, who was found to have suffered stab wounds to the head and torso, died at the scene. He has now been confirmed as 45 year-old Fabio Menegon.

A woman in her 40s and a teenage boy were also reported to have sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. 

Police arrested a 31 year-old man on suspicion of murder, and after an assessment by mental health professionals, he was detained under section 2 of the Mental Health Act.

Today, on Wednesday 12 August 2020, Giuseppe Vittorio Zerega from Bournemouth was charged with the murder of Fabio Menegon and two counts of attempted murder, via video link at Poole Magistrates’ Court. He will appear in court again on Friday 14 August. 

Detective Chief Inspector Jez Noyce, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and all of those affected by this terrible incident. We are keeping them fully updated and they are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“Following a detailed investigation we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service, which authorised the charges.

“It is important to stress – as is typical in such circumstances – that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further ahead of the trial. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.

“I would like to remind the public that this matter is now the subject of active court proceedings and the individual charged in connection with this investigation has a right to a fair trial. It is important that there should be no commentary or sharing of information online or on social media that could potentially prejudice these proceedings.”


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