Police investigating the murder of a woman stabbed to death on a beach have sought to “reassure” residents and visitors they are “are investigating at pace” the “horrendous incident”.

The double stabbing happened on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth shortly before midnight on Friday.

The 34-year-old woman died at the scene and another woman, 38, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The boy, who is from Lancashire, remains in custody.

Dorset Police has closed the popular beach while they investigate.

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