Lancashire teen arrested after personal trainer killed in beach tragedy

Amie worked in sales and as a personal fitness trainerAmie Gray, 34, was stabbed to death on Bournemouth beach on Friday
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A teenager has been arrested after a personal trainer was killed in an incident on Bournemouth beach.

Tributes have been paid to "wonderful" personal trainer Amie Gray after she was discovered on Durley Chine Beach with fatal injuries, on Friday May 24.

The 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene Another woman, aged 38, was also seriously injured and remains in hospital for treatment .Dorset Police revealed they had arrested a 17-year-old boy from Lancashire on suspicion of murder - Lancs Live reports.

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Officers have continued to carry out extensive searches of the area using metal detectors, as they still appear to be searching for the murder weapon. Dorset Police said in a statement yesterday: "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."

In a tribute to Amie, a local acquaintance said: "It is such a shocking thing to happen. She was a wonderful human being and didn't have any enemies." Amie ran a local indoor football team, worked in sales and also as a personal fitness trainer.

She received a coaching badge by the Football Association in January this year. Dorset Futsal Club, where Amie worked as a coach, changed its Facebook profile picture to a black square over the weekend. They said the club "has received truly devastating news," adding: "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."

Alongside a collage of photos with Amie, a friend of hers posted to Facebook: "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 person wrote: "I cannot believe what I'm hearing right now. I literally spoke to you last night and was supposed to see you tomorrow. ly high Amie Gray."

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the Dorset Major Crime Investigation Team, appealed for anyone in the Durley Chine Beach area between 10pm and midnight on Friday to come forward. He said detectives are working "tirelessly" to progress the investigation.

A police statement said: "Following extensive fast-time inquiries, a 17-year-old boy from Lancashire has been arrested on suspicion of murder." Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey said: "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."

In an earlier statement, police said: "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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