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Bournemouth beach attack: Man, 20, charged with murder after incident saw personal trainer stabbed to death and another woman seriously injured

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth. 

Amie Gray, 34, of Poole in Dorset, was killed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday, May 24. 

Nasen Saadi, from Croydon in south London, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. 

Saadi was arrested on Wednesday evening and is set to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. 

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Friday following reports that two women from Poole had been stabbed. 

Ms Gray died at the scene while a 38-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

Dorset Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the injured woman had been discharged from hospital.

Amie Gray, 34, (pictured) of Poole in Dorset, was killed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday, May 24

Amie Gray, 34, (pictured) of Poole in Dorset, was killed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday, May 24

Ms Gray is pictured with her wife Sian Gray (right), who paid an emotional tribute to her spouse

Ms Gray is pictured with her wife Sian Gray (right), who paid an emotional tribute to her spouse 

Detective Superintendent Richard Dixey, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: ‘Our thoughts remain with the family and loved ones of Amie Gray, as well as the woman who was seriously injured, and they have been updated with this latest development in our investigation.’ 

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Ms Gray’s wife Sian Gray paid an emotional tribute to her spouse on Wednesday, in which she 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.’

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.’

On Sunday, Sian and the couple’s daughter paid tribute to Ms Gray by sprinkling rose petals into the sea at sunset while looking up at the sky and telling her they loved her. She has also shared the police’s CCTV appeal.

Police search the cliffside following the double stabbing in Bournemouth

Police search the cliffside following the double stabbing in Bournemouth 

Dorset Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the injured woman had been discharged from hospital

Dorset Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the injured woman had been discharged from hospital

Sian said: ‘Sunsets will always remind us of you Amie Gray. Forever loved wife and mother.’

Flowers were laid in tribute to the mother on the other side of the mile-long police cordon extending to Bournemouth Pier.

Ms Gray was the head ladies’ coach for Dorset Football Club where members said they ‘couldn’t put this into words at this time’.

The club’s profile picture was changed to a black square. A picture posted by one of Ms Gray’s relatives showed her with an award she had received for her work with the club.

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