Tributes to 'beautiful' mum stabbed to death on popular beach

Amie Gray died of stab injuries
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The family of a woman who was stabbed to death on a beach have paid tribute to her. Amie Gray, 34, died following an attack on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth.

A second woman was stabbed in the incident on Friday, May 24 which has been called a "random act of violence" by Bournemouth West MP Sir Conor Burns. The 38-year-old victim was hospitalised with serious injuries.

Amie's devastated wife Sian Gray apaid tribute to the football coach following her death. Sian said: "Sunsets will always remind us of you Amie Gray. Forever loved wife and mother." Nicola Smale described her friend Amie as "a beautiful person inside and out".

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She wrote: "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."

Dorset Police confirmed that a 17-year-old boy from Lancashire was arrested on suspicion of murder. A spokesperson for the force said: "Following extensive fast-time inquiries, a 17-year-old boy from Lancashire has been arrested on suspicion of murder."

A police officer stands at the police tape closing the beach at Bournemouth pier after the double stabbing at Durley Chine Beach
A police officer stands at the police tape closing the beach at Bournemouth pier after the double stabbing at Durley Chine Beach -Credit:2024 Getty Images

Amie worked as the head ladies coach for Dorset Football Club, The Mirror reports. Team members have been left devastated by the news and said they "couldn't put this into words at this time". The club have since changed its profile picture to a black square.

MP Sir Conor Burns said: "Yet another tragic, brutal event locally. One will want to reassure the public that one of the reasons that these events are still so newsworthy is that they are still so relatively rare. We want to hear quickly from the police what they are finding and hope that this is an isolated, random act of violence."