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Man, 20, arrested after ‘beautiful’ mum stabbed on Bournemouth beach

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Amie Gray was stabbed to death on Friday (Picture: Getty/Facebook)

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a young mum was stabbed to death on a busy beach.

Amie Gray, 34, was attacked on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth, Dorset on Friday and she died at the scene.

Another woman, aged 38, was also attacked and she is still fighting for her life in hospital.

Dorset Police has now arrested a 20-year-old, from Croydon in south London, on suspicion of murder.

The force put out a CCTV appeal on Sunday, calling for anyone who recognised the hooded man to get in touch with them.

A mile-long stretch of the popular beach, which had been busy thanks to the bank holiday sun, was cordoned off by police while they investigated the scene.

Handout CCTV images issued by Dorset Police of a hooded suspect which has been released by police investigating the murder of a woman stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder, and is still in custody, after Dorset Police was called to reports that two women, both from Poole, had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday. A 34-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a 38-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she remained on Sunday evening. Issue date: Sunday May 26, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Bournemouth. Photo credit should read: Dorset Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Police released CCTV images of a suspect they wished to speak to (Picture: Dorset Police/PA Wire)
Amie Gray died from her injuries at Durley Chine Beach late on Friday night. Credit: Amie Gray/Facebook
Amie was described as a ‘forever loved wife and mother’ (Picture: Facebook)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Police officers stand at the closed promenade near Bournemouth pier after the double stabbing at Durley Chine Beach, on May 25, 2024 in Bournemouth, England. Dorset Police have launched a murder inquiry into the death of a woman stabbed on Friday night on Durley Chine Beach. Two women were found with stab wounds, one died at the scene. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
A mile-long stretch of the beach was cordoned off (Picture: Getty)

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey said: ‘The investigation has progressed at speed over recent days, which has now led to an arrest being made in London.

‘Officers from Dorset Police intelligence and firearms teams worked together with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to carry out the arrest.

‘We are continuing to update the loved ones of the woman who tragically died, as well as the victim in hospital, with all the latest developments and our thoughts remain with them.

‘I would like to thank everyone so far who has provided information and reiterate my appeal for any witnesses who have not already come forward to please contact Dorset Police.

‘The enhanced visible policing presence in the area will remain in place and we would continue to strongly encourage anyone with concerns to please not hesitate to speak to any officer who will be able to listen and provide appropriate advice.’

A 17-year-old boy, from Lancashire, had been arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of murder, but he has since been released without charge.

Amie’s wife Sian and daughter shared a tribute, describing Amie as a ‘forever loved wife and mother’.

Friend Nicola Smale said: ‘Fly high Amie Gray, I’ll miss you so much. I feel so heavy!

‘You were such a good friend and someone I could call about anything.

‘A beautiful person inside and out, thank you for all the laughs and memories I will cherish forever.’

Another friend Michelle Small, who said she worked with Amie in her first job when she had just turned 17, stressed she was ‘devastated’ by the news.

She said: ‘She was always the kindest lovely young girl and continued to be so throughout her cruelly cut short life. RIP beautiful girl.’

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