Family pays tribute to Bournemouth beach stabbing victim Amie Gray

THE family of Amie Gray – who sadly died after a stabbing on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth – have paid tribute to an “amazing, funny, kind and energetic soul”.

Amie, 34 and from Poole, passed away after an incident on the beach at around 11.40pm on Friday (May 24).

Police said they received reports two people had been stabbed.

“Very sadly, 34-year-old Amie Gray, from Poole, died at the scene,” a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

Another woman – 38 years old and also from Poole – sustained serious injuries and is still receiving treatment in hospital.

A 20-year-old man from the Croydon area of London has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in police custody.

Amie’s mum, Sharon Macklin, said: “As a family we are 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.

“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.”

Amie, left, with wife Sian

Amie, left, with wife Sian

Amie’s wife, Sian Gray, 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.

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

Meanwhile, detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information that might assist the investigation to contact Dorset Police.

Anyone with information can submit details to the investigation team via the Major Incident Public Portal page between 7am and 10pm daily at

If you are unable to submit information online or would like to report something outside of those hours, call 101, quoting incident number 55240078013.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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