Man Charged With Woman's Murder in Bournemouth

A man's appeared in court, charged with murdering a woman found stabbed to death in Bournemouth.

26-year-old Natasha Wake's body was found at a house in Harley Gardens in Boscombe on Sunday (2 October)

Jay Nava, who's also 26 and from Plymouth in Devon, has appeared before Bournemouth Magistrates. He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday 6 October.

A post-mortem examination held on Monday found that Natasha died from multiple stab wounds. Police say Natasha's family are being kept updated by specially-trained officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of the MCIT, said: 

"Following a fast moving and thorough investigation, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service who authorised the charge of murder.

"Family liaison officers have updated Natasha's family with this development and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"It is also important to stress - as is typical in such circumstances - that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further ahead of the trial. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.

"Detectives continue to work on this investigation and I would appeal to any witnesses who are yet to speak with officers, to contact Dorset Police. From early enquiries it has been established that the victim and arrested man were known to each other.

"There will continue to be a heightened police presence in the area while enquiries take place and our local policing team is there for residents, should they have any concerns."

A cordon remains in place at the address while crime scene investigators examine the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 2:230. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via

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