Murder investigation launched after woman, 34, dies in double stabbing on Bournemouth beach

25 May 2024, 06:43 | Updated: 25 May 2024, 10:37

Police officers walk along Bournemouth sea front after a woman was killed in stabbing last night
Police officers walk along Bournemouth sea front after a woman was killed in stabbing last night. Picture: Alamy

By Flaminia Luck

A woman has died after being stabbed on a beach in Bournemouth.

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Dorset Police said they were called to reports two women, both from Poole, had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach around 11.45pm on Friday.

A 34-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a 38-year-old was taken to hospital with very serious injuries.

No arrests have yet been made.

No one's been arrested following the incident on Durley Chine beach yesterday
No one's been arrested following the incident on Durley Chine beach yesterday. Picture: Getty

Their next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

The beach has been cordoned off while police search the area.

Superintendent Gavin House 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."

He said there will be an increased police presence in the area in the next few day.

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