POLICE investigating the death of a young Kuwaiti student in Bournemouth have charged her father with murder.
The body of 25-year-old Mashael Albasman was found in a flat in St Michael's Road on Sunday. She had died from multiple stab wounds.
Detectives were on Wednesday granted an extension to question Miss Albasman's father Faleh Ghazi Albasman and last night confirmed they had charged the 58-year-old with her murder.
He is due to appear before magistrates this morning.
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.
“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, March 30 2014, to contact Dorset Police on the non-emergency number or Crimestoppers to assist the ongoing investigation.”
The opening of the inquest into Miss Albasman's death on Wednesday heard that she was found in a first floor flat and her body was identified by a friend.
A full hearing has been provisionally set for July.
Miss Albasman came to the UK to study in November last year.
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