A woman who was fatally stabbed on a beach has been identified locally as Amie Gray.

Ms Gray, 34, from Poole, Dorset, died at the scene on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth shortly before midnight on Friday.

Another woman, aged 38, was seriously injured and is receiving treatment in hospital.

Ms Gray was a personal trainer and head coach at Dorset Futsal Club, a women’s indoor football team.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the club said: “The club has received some truly devastating news.

“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.”

A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire was arrested on suspicion of murder. Following fast-time enquiries over the weekend, he has now been released without charge and eliminated from enquiries in relation to the incident.

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The investigation into this tragic incident is progressing and detectives are dedicated to finding out what happened and ensuring our communities remain safe and secure.

“We need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the CCTV images. If you recognise him or have any information, no matter how small, that may lead us to his identity please get in touch immediately.

“We would ask the public not to approach a suspect under any circumstances, but to call 999 immediately.

“Our thoughts remain with the loved ones of the woman who tragically lost her life and the surviving victim as we drive forward our investigation.

“If you were on Durley Chine beach during the night from Friday 24 May to Saturday 25 May 2024 and saw the man pictured or any suspicious activity, we need to hear from you.

“We also are renewing our appeal to anyone who was in the area of Durley Roundabout, West Cliff Gardens, Durley Gardens or West Cliff Drive during that night. Did you see anyone acting strangely, mainly between 10pm and midnight? Do you have dashcam or CCTV footage that may assist the enquiry?

“Officers and staff from across the Force are out in the town conducting extensive enquiries, including detailed house-to-house visits, so the public will see a very overt and planned police presence in and around the Bournemouth area.

“We do not take lightly the impact this tragic incident will have on our communities and many members of the public will be concerned. There remains an enhanced and visible policing presence in the area with officers who can be approached if the public feel in any way concerned.”

Anyone with information is asked to submit it to the investigation team via the Major Incident Public Portal page between 7am and 10pm daily at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/55HQ23N07-PO1. If you are unable to submit information online or would like to report something to us outside of these hours, please call 101 quoting occurrence number 55240078013. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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