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4 April 2014, 06:28
Detectives investigating the death of a Kuwaiti student in Bournemouth have charged a man with her murder.
The woman has been formally identified as Mashael Albasman, a 25-year-old Kuwaiti national who was studying in Bournemouth.
Faleh Ghazi Albasman, Mashael’s father, has been charged with her murder and remanded to appear before Weymouth magistrates today (Friday 4 April).
He is a 58-year-old Kuwaiti national who was staying with his daughter in the flat they shared in St. Michael’s Road in Bournemouth.
Detective Inspector Stewart Balmer, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said:
“This is a tragic incident for Mashael’s family and on behalf of Dorset Police I wish to extend my sincere condolences and sympathy to her family.
“The family reside in Kuwait and a Dorset Police family liaison officer, working in conjunction with the Kuwaiti embassy and international liaison officers from the National Crime Agency, is supporting the family and keeping them informed and updated.
“Mashael died as a result of multiple stab wounds received in their shared flat in St. Michael’s Road at approximately 12.30pm on Sunday 30 March 2014.
“Enquiries continue to establish further evidence and information about the murder of Mashael.
“My team and I are working hard to establish the motive for an alleged fatal attack by a father on his daughter. I can confirm that we are not currently looking for anybody else in connection with this death.
“The investigation will strive to establish all the available facts and I would appeal to anyone who can provide information on Mashael’s last movements, or who was in St. Michael’s Road at around 12.30pm on Sunday 30 March 2014, to contact Dorset Police on the non-emergency number or Crimestoppers to assist the ongoing investigation.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 30:185. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.