Bournemouth murder: Family pays tribute to 'most loving wife and mother' stabbed to death on beach

Sian Gray, the wife of Amie Gray who was stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth, has paid tribute to her as a “loving wife and mother”.

Police were called to reports that two women from Poole had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on May 24.

Personal trainer Amie Gray, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene while a 38-year-old who was taken to hospital with serious injuries is still receiving treatment.

Amie Gray, 34, died on Friday (Facebook)
Amie Gray, 34, died on Friday (Facebook)

A 20-year-old man from Croydon, south London, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in police custody.

In an emotional tribute released by Dorset Police on Wednesday, her wife Sian Gray said: “Words cannot describe the pain that we feel. Amie was the most loving wife and mother.

“Her giggly laugh and big smile will be hard to be without. A larger than life character. I will miss you immensely my love. To the moon and back, forever and always.”

Sian Gray and their daughter paid tribute by sprinkling rose petals into the sea at sunset.

Sian Gray (right) with her wife Amie Gray (PA Media)
Sian Gray (right) with her wife Amie Gray (PA Media)

Ms Gray’s mother, Sharon Macklin, called her daughter “beautiful inside and out”.

She said: “As a family we are devastated to have lost one of the most amazing, funny, kind and energetic souls.

“When Amie entered a room it filled with laughter and her presence could not be ignored.

“She was beautiful inside and out and there are no words that can express how empty our lives will be without her.

“We will miss her so much and our hearts are forever broken.”

Dorset Police intelligence and firearms officers worked with the Metropolitan Police to arrest the man in London.

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The investigation has progressed at speed over recent days, which has now led to an arrest being made in London.

The scene of a fatal stabbing at Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth (PA Wire)
The scene of a fatal stabbing at Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth (PA Wire)

“Officers from Dorset Police intelligence and firearms teams worked together with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to carry out the arrest.

“We are continuing to update the loved ones of the woman who tragically died, as well as the victim in hospital, with all the latest developments and our thoughts remain with them.

“I would like to thank everyone so far who has provided information and reiterate my appeal for any witnesses who have not already come forward to please contact Dorset Police.

“The enhanced visible policing presence in the area will remain in place and we would continue to strongly encourage anyone with concerns to please not hesitate to speak to any officer who will be able to listen and provide appropriate advice.”

Anyone with information is asked to submit it through the Major Incident Public Portal at between 7am and 10pm or call 101 quoting occurrence number 55240078013.