Family's tribute to 'beautiful boy' stabbed to death after 'row'

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Cameron Hamilton, 18, died following a fight in Bournemouth on Saturday (Image: PA)
Cameron Hamilton, 18, died following a fight in Bournemouth on Saturday (Image: PA)

The family of a teenager who was stabbed to death following a town centre altercation in the early hours of Saturday morning have paid an emotional tribute to their "beautiful boy".

A murder probe has been launched after Cameron Hamilton, 18, was killed in Bournemouth this weekend. Dorset Police received a report from officers at 1.26am yesterday morning that a young man had received a suspected stab wound following an altercation.

The teenage victim was pronounced dead at the scene as officers named the young man, who lived in the city. Cameron's family has issued a statement and thanked those who have left messages. It read: "Cam is loved so much by his whole family, we ask that our privacy is respected at this devastating time. We have not lost our beautiful boy, he has been taken. We don't want this to be what Cam is remembered for, we want him to be remembered for the funny, kind and wonderful person he is and always will be.

Family's tribute to 'beautiful boy' stabbed to death after 'row' eideziqkeiqhhinvThe family say they will miss the "kind soul" as police launch a murder investigation (HNP Newsdesk/Hyde News & Pictures Ltd)

"We would also like to thank all the police officers who attended the scene and were with Cam and all the people who have sent their condolences and wishes to the family."

A dispersal notice remained in place overnight on Saturday into Sunday morning as officers continued to investigate at the scene of the crime. Dorset Police shared earlier today that two of the four men who had been arrested yesterday had been released, with the other two remaining in police custody.

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Det Inp Neil Third said: "Our thoughts are first and foremost with the family of the young man who sadly died in this incident. We have dedicated officers supporting the family and keeping them updated with the progress of our investigation at what must be a truly dreadful time for them.

"Our detailed investigation into the full circumstances of this incident remains ongoing and I would again urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please come forward. "I would like to again thank members of the public, and particularly businesses impacted, for their patience and understanding. It is vital that we make every possible effort to ensure any available evidence is captured, so these cordons are absolutely vital to our investigation."

Four 18-year-old men have been were arrested on suspicion of murder, One from Bournemouth, two from Portsmouth and one from Poole.Police have confirmed the suspects from Poole and Bournemouth were earlier released without charge in relation to the murder, before they were re-arrested on suspicion of affray and released under investigation.

The two other men remain in custody. Detectives have secured a warrant of further detention from Poole Magistrates' Court. A police forensics tent was erected outside Clarks shoe shop as a police cordon remains in place.

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