Amie Gray: Family of Bournemouth beach stabbing victim pay tribute to 'amazing, kind and energetic soul'

29 May 2024, 14:29 | Updated: 29 May 2024, 17:39

The family of a personal trainer stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth have paid tribute to her, calling her "one of the most amazing, funny, kind and energetic souls".

Police launched a murder investigation after Amie Gray, 34, a personal trainer and women's head coach at Dorset Futsal Club, was killed on Friday night.

Amie's wife Sian Gray said she was "the most loving wife and mother".

"Words cannot describe the pain that we feel," she said.

"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," she added.

"Thank you for all of the love and support shown and for respecting our privacy. It is a difficult time for everyone."

Amie's mother Sharon Macklin said the family were "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," Ms Macklin said.

"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."

A 20-year-old man from Croydon, south London, was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a large manhunt. He remains in custody.

A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire was released from charge on Monday, after being held in police custody.

Another woman, 38, from Poole also suffered serious injuries and is still being treated in hospital.

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An inquest into Ms Gray's killing opened today and recorded her cause of death as "multiple stab wounds".

Detectives have appealed to anyone with information that may help their investigation to contact Dorset Police.

Officers were called to Durley Chine beach at 11.42pm on Friday after reports that two people had been stabbed.