Bournemouth beach murder: 20-year-old man arrested after personal trainer stabbed to death | UK News

A 20-year-old man from London has been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death on a Bournemouth beach.

Police launched a murder investigation after Amie Gray, 34, a personal trainer and head women’s coach at Dorset Futsal Club, was murdered on Friday night.

Another woman, aged 38, also from Poole, suffered serious injuries and is still being treated in hospital.

Police at scene on Bournemouth beach where Amie Gray was murdered
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Police at scene on Bournemouth beach where Amie Gray was murdered

Officers were called to reports that two women had been stabbed on Durley Chine beach at around 11.45pm on Friday.

After a chase, Dorset Police worked with colleagues in London to arrest the 20-year-old man, from the Croydon area, on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Woman stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach
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A cordoned off area on the beach where the women were stabbed

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the force’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 intelligence and firearms teams worked alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to carry out the arrest.

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

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

“The enhanced visible police presence in the area will remain in place and we will continue to strongly encourage anyone with concerns not to hesitate to speak to any officer who will listen and provide appropriate advice.”

A police sign at the scene of the fatal stabbing on Durley Chine beach in Bournemouth.  Photo: PA
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A police sign at the scene of the fatal stabbing on Durley Chine beach in Bournemouth. Photo: PA


Dorset Futsal Club, where Ms Gray, according to her Facebook page, was women’s head coach, paid tribute to her.

“The club has received truly devastating news,” he said.

“We cannot put this into words at this time and as a mark of respect to all those affected, we will not be posting anything new for the foreseeable future.”

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The club also changed its profile images to a plain black background.

The beach where the stabbing took place is one of the most popular in Bournemouth, according to Visit Dorset, and is located to the west of the town’s pier.