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Dorset Police have confirmed the identity of the 18-year-old murdered in Bournemouth on Saturday, August 5, as Cameron Hamilton.

Cameron was found dead at The Square after police received reports of a stabbing in the area at 1.26am on Saturday following an altercation between a group of people. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene in Bournemouth town centre.

The teenager’s family has issued a tribute via Forset Police following the horrific events this weekend remembering the “wonderful” teenager.

The family said: “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.

“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.”

Following the murder, police arrested four 18-year-old men on suspicion of murder. 

Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) has since released two of the men without charge in relation to the offence of murder. 

The released suspects – one from Poole and one from Bournemouth – were also arrested on suspicion of affray, and remain under investigation in relation to that offence.

The other two suspects – who are both from Bournemouth – remain in police custody, with detectives having secured a warrant of further detention from Poole Magistrates’ Court.

MCIT Detective Inspector Neil Third said inquiries continue, and called for potential witnesses to come forward.

He said: “We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries and I would again urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact us.

“Anyone with relevant information or footage can submit it through our Major Incident Public Portal page.”

People who believe they have information relevant to police inquiries should contact investigators via the Major Incident Public Portal.

Those who can’t submit the information online should call the police non-emergency number at 101 and quote the 55230122793 occurrence number.

They can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers at Crimestoppers-uk.org or Freephone 0800 555 111.

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