Bournemouth Murder - 17 Year Old Released Without Charge

Bournemouth Murder - 17 Year Old Released Without Charge

Teen Arrested in Bournemouth Beach Stabbing Released Without Charge

Bournemouth, May 27, 2024 — A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire, who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman on Durley Chine Beach, has been released without charge. Dorset Police announced that the teenager had been "eliminated from inquiries" following investigations over the weekend.

Police were called to Durley Chine Beach at approximately 11:45 PM on Friday in response to reports of two women from Poole being stabbed. A 34-year-old woman, identified in media reports as Amie Gray, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 38-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

In a bid to find the perpetrator, Dorset Police released CCTV images on Sunday evening showing a hooded suspect. Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey provided an update on the investigation, emphasizing the urgency and importance of public assistance.

"The investigation into this tragic incident is progressing, and detectives are dedicated to finding out what happened and ensuring our communities remain safe and secure," Dixey stated. "We need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the CCTV images. If you recognize him or have any information, no matter how small, that may lead us to his identity, please get in touch immediately."

Dixey cautioned against the public approaching the suspect, advising instead to call 999 immediately. "Our thoughts remain with the loved ones of the woman who tragically lost her life and the surviving victim as we drive forward our investigation," he added.

The police are appealing to anyone who was on Durley Chine Beach from the night of Friday, May 24, to Saturday, May 25, 2024, and may have witnessed the suspect or any suspicious activity. They are also seeking information from those who were in the areas of Durley Roundabout, West Cliff Gardens, Durley Gardens, or West Cliff Drive during that night, especially between 10 PM and midnight.

Dixey urged the public to review any dashcam or CCTV footage that might aid the inquiry. "Officers and staff from across the force are out in the town conducting extensive inquiries, including detailed house-to-house visits, so the public will see a very overt and planned police presence in and around the Bournemouth area," he noted.

As the investigation continues, the community is urged to remain vigilant and report any relevant information to the police to help bring the suspect to justice.

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