Bournemouth: Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death on beach

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth, police have said.

Dorset Police were called to reports of two women who had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday.

A 34-year-old woman from nearby Poole was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 38-year-old woman who sustained serious injuries is still in hospital receiving treatment, Dorset Police said at a news conference on Sunday.

The force said the teenager who has been arrested is from Lancashire. He remains in custody.

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Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey reassured the public and those who are planning to travel to the county for the Bank Holiday that there will be an "enhanced police presence" in the area.

Speaking on Sunday, he appealed to anyone who was in the vicinity of the beach between 10pm and midnight on Friday or anyone with any relevant information to contact police.

The beach where the stabbing took place is one of Bournemouth's most popular, according to Visit Dorset, and is located west of the pier.

Superintendent Gavin House said on Saturday that thoughts remain with the loved ones of the woman who "very tragically lost her life".