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Bournemouth police stabbed 20-year-old man to death on Bournemouth beach after ‘beautiful’ mum ‘murdered’

Dorset Police have arrested a Croydon man on suspicion of the murder of 34-year-old Amie Gray, who was stabbed to death on Durley Chine beach in Bournemouth

Amien Gray died from stab wounds

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 34-year-old mother was stabbed to death on the beach.

Dorset Police said Amie Gray died on Friday evening after being stabbed on Durley Chine beach in Bournemouth. The second woman, 38, was also seriously injured and is in hospital.



A 17-year-old from Lancashire was initially arrested in connection with the attack and was excluded from the investigation. Now police have confirmed a second arrest has been made of a man from Croydon, south London.

Chief Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the Serious Crime Investigation Team, said: “The investigation has been progressing rapidly in recent days, leading to an arrest in London. “Officers from Dorset Police’s intelligence and firearms units worked with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to carry out the arrest.”

Police were seen using metal detectors in Durley Chine on Sunday evening(BNPS)

Following the news of Amie’s tragic death, tributes were paid to the personal trainer and mother. Her wife Sian Gray described her as a “forever loved wife and mother”, saying: “Sunsets will always remind us of you.”

Meanwhile, friend Nicola Smale described Amie as a “beautiful person inside and out”. She said, “Fly high, Amie Gray, I will miss you so much. I feel so hard! You were such a good friend and the person I could call for anything. A beautiful person inside and out, thank you for all the laughs and memories that I will cherish forever.”

Amie was described as a “forever loved wife and mother”

On Tuesday, officers were seen combing the area around the beach, saying they would leave no stone unturned. Police said they were working “tirelessly” to determine what happened, while providing updates on the condition of the second victim.

DS Dixey added: “We continue to keep the loved ones of the woman who tragically died, as well as the victim in hospital, informed of all the latest developments and our thoughts are with them. I would like to thank everyone who has provided information so far and I reiterate my appeal to any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact Dorset Police.

On Tuesday, officers combed the area around the beach(Max Willcock/BNPS)

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

The detective said earlier Tuesday that his team was “actively pursuing a number of active lines of inquiry and intelligence” to piece together the events of Friday evening. Emergency services were called at 11:42 p.m. and received a report that two people had been stabbed on the beach.

The manhunt continued on Bank Holiday Monday(Max Willcock/BNPS)

Amie, from Poole, Dorset, coached her local indoor football team, worked in sales and also worked as a personal fitness trainer. One friend described her as “a wonderful human being who had no enemies.”

In January this year, she received a coaching badge from the Football Association. Dorset Futsal Club, where Amie worked as a coach, changed its Facebook profile picture to a black square at the weekend.

They said the club had “received some truly devastating news”, adding: “We cannot put it into words at this time and, as a mark of respect to all those affected, we will not be publishing anything for the foreseeable future.”

Alongside a collage of photos with Amie, her friend posted on Facebook: “Fly high, Amie Gray. I miss you very much. I feel so hard! You were such a good friend and the person I could call for anything. A beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for all the laughter and memories that I will cherish forever.”

Another person wrote: “I can’t believe what I’m hearing now. I literally talked to you last night and I was supposed to meet you tomorrow. Fly high, Amie Gray.”