A MAN charged with murder appeared in court after a fatal stabbing on Durley Chine beach which killed a woman and hospitalised another.

Nasen Saadi, 20 and of Croydon, has been remanded in custody are being charged with the murder of 34-year-old Amie Gray and the attempted murder of 38-year-old Leanne Miles on May 24.

Ms Gray’s wife, Sian Gray, was seen in the court as Saadi entered the dock.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during a short hearing at Poole Mgaistrates Court on June 1.

Louise Holmes, prosecuting, said: “The crown application is for the defendant to be remanded in custody as he is charged with murder and he has no right to bail today.”

His case was sent to Winchester Crown Court for a hearing to be held on Tuesday, June 4, and he was remanded in custody until then.

Paul Kemp, chairman of the magistrates’ panel, told Saadi: “You are being sent for trial at the crown court sitting at Winchester for the following offences – murder and attempted murder.

“You will attend there on the 4th June for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

“Due to the nature of the offences with which you are charged there is no prospect for bail being granted and you are remanded in custody until that time.”

Ogugua Ebuzoeme, representing Saadi, told the court: “It’s good to remind everyone that my client is innocent until proven guilty.”

Dorset Police received a report at 11.42pm on May 24 that two people had been stabbed on Durley Chine Beach.

Amie Gray, from Poole, died at the scene while Ms Miles, also from Poole, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and has since been discharged.

Dorset police and crime commissioner David Sidwick said he was “deeply saddened” by the devastating incident that “sent shockwaves through our community.”

“No one can fail to be shocked by the events on 24 May 2024 and while Dorset is generally a safe county to live and visit, I fully acknowledge this tragic incident means many may not feel safe right now.”

He added: “I want to be very clear – violence of any form will not be tolerated in Dorset, and I will not rest while there is still work to do to drive down atrocious crimes and ensure the safety of the people who live, work, and visit our county.”