Cops share CCTV of Bournemouth beach 'murder' suspect after woman 'stabbed to death'

Dorset Police have released CCTV images of a hooded man in connection with a murder probe in Bournemouth
-Credit: (Image: Dorset Police)

Police probing the alleged stabbing death of a woman on Bournemouth's Blue Flag-winning Durley Chine Beach have released CCTV stills of someone they are hunting in connection. The alleged blade horror occured shortly before midnight on Friday.

Tragically, a 34-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene. Another woman, 38, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, where she remained on Sunday night.

A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody. On Sunday evening, Dorset Police shared images of a hooded figure believed to be the assailant.

Cops believe the alleged attack was carried out by a lone individual and that the CCTV footage shows the suspect at the crime scene, with ongoing efforts to verify his identity.

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey stated: "Since this tragic incident was reported to us, we have been driving the investigation forward, collecting as much information as possible to get answers for the loved ones of the young woman who has tragically lost her life and for the surviving victim.

"Our thoughts remain with them. We are now in a position to issue CCTV images of the suspect. I would urge anyone who was in the area of Durley Chine Beach during the night from Friday May 24 to Saturday, May 25, 2024, and may have seen the person pictured or anything unusual to please come forward.

"Similarly, anyone who was in the area of Durley Roundabout, West Cliff Gardens, Durley Gardens or West Cliff Drive during that night might have vital clues that could help us. Did you see anyone acting strangely, mainly between 10pm and midnight?

"Do you have dashcam or CCTV footage that may assist the inquiry? Anyone who thinks they recognise the person in the CCTV images should contact police."

There is currently an increased police presence in the area.

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