Bournemouth stabbing: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

Screenshot, Amie Gray, 34, was stabbed to death on the beach on Friday night.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who was fatally stabbed on a Bournemouth beach.

Two women from Poole were stabbed on Durley Chine beach at around 11:45 BST on 24 May.

Amie Gray, a 34-year-old personal trainer, died at the scene, while a 38-year-old woman with serious injuries remains in hospital.

Police said the man, from Croydon, London, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of Dorset Police’s major crime investigation team, said: “The investigation has progressed rapidly in recent days, which has now led to an arrest in London.

“Officers from Dorset Police’s firearms and intelligence teams worked alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to carry out the arrest.”

Screenshot, Flowers left at the scene of the stabbing

The cordon placed along the seafront has been lifted, but searches continue.

On Tuesday morning search teams could be seen descending the cliff on ropes, cutting through the brush.

On Sunday, police released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in a bid to prompt witnesses to come forward.

Ms Gray was head coach of Dorset Futsal Club, a women’s futsal team.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the club said this was “truly devastating news.”

Screenshot, Search teams with ropes scour the cliffs in search of evidence

A 17-year-old from Lancashire who was arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing has since been cleared from investigations.

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick said: “The death of the woman on Bournemouth beach is a tragedy, and my deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and loved ones.

“I know Dorset Police are working tirelessly to ensure that whoever is responsible is brought to justice.”

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