Boston double-murder victims ‘stabbed’, post mortem reveals

The two people murdered on a Boston street in the early hours of Sunday morning had injuries “consistent with stabbing”, a post mortem has revealed.

Lincolnshire Police issued the findings this afternoon (Monday), as police repeated their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

DCI Martin Holvey, who is leading the enquiry, said: “Post mortem examinations of both victims were carried out overnight and the preliminary findings can be confirmed as consistent with stabbing.

“Detectives continue to question a 41-year-old local man on suspicion of murder.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who may have any information to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.”

Lincolnshire Police were called to Red Lion Street at 5.07am on Sunday after reports of a disturbance.

They found three injured people. A 26-year-old local woman died at the scene, and a 26-year-old local man was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital for treatment, but also subsequently died.

The third injured victim, a 24-year-old local woman, received treatment for “less serious injuries” at Pilgrim Hospital.