Detectives are issuing a further update as the investigation into the death of a woman in Bournemouth continues.

Dorset Police received a report at 11.42pm on Friday 24 May 2024 that two people had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach. Very sadly, 34-year-old Amie Gray, from Poole, died at the scene.

Another woman – aged 38 and also from Poole – was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries. She has now been discharged from hospital, although she is continuing her recovery and we would ask that her privacy is respected at this time.

Following enquiries, a 20-year-old man from the Croydon area was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He remains in police custody in Dorset at this time.

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This has been a fast-moving and extensive investigation, which we continue to drive forward.

“The arrested suspect remains in custody, having been transported from London to Bournemouth and is being interviewed by specialist detectives. Two locations in Bournemouth are being forensically examined and searched. Searches have also been conducted at two separate addresses in the Croydon area.

“We are continuing to update the loved ones of Amie Gray, as well as the woman who sustained serious injuries, with the latest developments as we progress our enquiries.

“The enhanced visible policing presence in the area will remain as we move into the weekend and we continue to urge anyone with information or concerns to please speak to our officers.

“I would also like to repeat our appeal for anyone with any information, no matter how small, that might assist our enquiries to please make contact with us.”

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