Bournemouth beach stabbing victim named as 'wonderful' personal trainer, 34

Amie worked in sales and was also a personal trainer
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The personal trainer who was tragically stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach has been locally identified as Amie Gray, 34, described as a "wonderful" woman who "didn't have any enemies".

Amie's life was tragically cut short late on Friday evening at Durley Chine Beach. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of her injuries.

A teenage boy, aged 17 and from Lancashire, has since been arrested by Dorset Police on suspicion of murder.

Another woman, 38 years old, was seriously wounded in the incident and is currently receiving medical treatment in a nearby hospital.

Dedicated police officers continue their meticulous search of the area using metal detectors, seemingly on the hunt for the murder weapon used in this brutal crime. In an official statement released by Dorset Police: "Very sadly, a 34-year-old woman from Poole was pronounced dead at the scene. A 38-year-old woman from Poole was taken to hospital with serious injuries where she continues to receive treatment.", reports the Mirror.

A close local friend paid a heartfelt tribute to Amie, sharing: "It is such a shocking thing to happen. She was a wonderful human being and didn't have any enemies."

Aside from working in sales, Amie also ran a local indoor football team and demonstrated her passion for fitness through her work as a personal fitness trainer.

She was awarded a coaching badge by the Football Association in January this year. Over the weekend, Dorset Futsal Club, where Amie worked as a coach, turned its Facebook profile picture to a black square.

The club announced, "has received truly devastating news," and continued, "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 in the foreseeable future."

A friend shared a touching tribute on Facebook alongside a collage of photos with Amie: "Fly high Amie Gray I'll miss you so much. I feel so heavy! You were such a good friend and someone I could call about anything. A beautiful person inside and out, Thank you for all the laughs and memories I will cherish forever."

Another shocked individual posted: "I cannot believe what I'm hearing right now. I literally spoke to you last night and was supposed to see you tomorrow. Fly high Amie Gray."

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey from the Dorset Major Crime Investigation Team has called for witnesses in the Durley Chine Beach area between 10pm and midnight on Friday to step forward. He stated that detectives are working "tirelessly" to advance the investigation.

The police have confirmed: "Following extensive fast-time inquiries, a 17-year-old boy from Lancashire has been arrested on suspicion of murder."

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey reiterated: "We have worked tirelessly throughout the night since the initial report and have been able to progress our investigation."

"Foremost, our thoughts remain with the loved ones of the woman who very tragically lost her life. Officers are continuing with their inquiries and a cordon remains in place and is likely to remain so for some time."

Earlier, police had stated: "A murder investigation has been launched by detectives following the death of a woman in Bournemouth."

"At 11.42pm on Friday 24 May 2024, Dorset Police received a report that two people had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach. Very sadly, a 34-year-old woman from Poole was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified."

"A 38-year-old woman from Poole was taken to hospital with very serious injuries and her next of kin are aware."

Superintendent Gavin House, of Dorset Police, said: "Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the woman who very tragically lost her life."

"Officers are searching the area, but no arrests have been made at this time. A full and detailed investigation is underway. I would ask anyone who saw what happened or has any information about the offender and has not yet spoken to officers to please contact us urgently."

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