The public has been invited to ask questions to representatives of Dorset Police, BCP Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner about safety within BCP on a Facebook Live event.

Dubbed an 'online public meeting' event, representatives will be live on the platform between 6pm and 7pm on June 5 to discuss collective steps to increase public safety. 

The event follows the death of Amie Gray, who was fatally stabbed on Bournemouth beach on Friday, May 24.

Nasen Saadi, 24, from Croydon, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick said: “I fully recognise that following the recent tragic incident in Bournemouth concerns about safety have been heightened.

"The incident sent shockwaves across the area and my thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Amie Gray and the woman who was seriously injured.

“Keeping the public safe is of the utmost importance and I hope this event will answer some of the questions the public have, provide some vital reassurance around the work taking place by all partners across BCP, and update residents on the crucial next steps."

Conversation on the Facebook Live will involve how each member to meet demands on each of their services over the summer in BCP. 

It will also involve how each plan to increase their visibility to the public and answer any questions held. 

Chief superintendent Heather Dixey, BCP LPA Commander, said: “During this Facebook LIVE event we’ll be talking about how we’re continuing to work together as a partnership to ensure we can meet the increased demands on our services over the summer so Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can be a safe place to live and visit."

Sophie Sajic, Head of Public Protection at BCP Council, said: "We would like to reassure the public that we continue to work closely with Dorset Police with an enhanced high visibility CSAS presence in Bournemouth town centre.

"Facebook Live is an opportunity for us to listen to the concerns of local people and to provide reassure of the work we are continuing to do alongside Dorset Police this summer to ensure Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is area that everyone can enjoy safely.”