Bournemouth: Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death on beach

25 May 2024, 05:23 | Updated: 25 May 2024, 14:57

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death on a beach in Bournemouth, police have said.

Dorset Police were called to reports of two women who had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach at around 11.45pm on Friday.

A 34-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 38-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Both of the women are believed to be from nearby Poole. Their next of kin have been informed.

The force said the teenager who has been arrested is from Lancashire.

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Superintendent Gavin House said: "We have worked tirelessly throughout the night since the initial report and have been able to progress our investigation.

"Foremost, our thoughts remain with the loved ones of the woman who very tragically lost her life.

"Officers are continuing with their inquiries and a cordon remains in place and is likely to remain so for some time."