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Man in court over Boston murder

A 41-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Boston.

Ingelow Avenue Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The body of 53-year-old Sigitas Kirkickas was found in Ingelow Avenue in the town on October 23.

Audrius Zauka, is due before Lincoln magistrates Court this morning.

A man and a woman who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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Police chief allays fears of Boston community

Boston's Police Chief Superintendent has issued a statement to allay fears by the local community after a spate of serious and violent offences in the area.

Paula Wood said that while she understood the fears, she wanted to reassure people that the incidents had not been random attacks, with the victims and offenders believed to have known each other. She promised additional police officers and police community support officers on the streets of the town.

In the latest incident, two men and two women who were arrested in connection with the murder of 53-year-old Sigitas Kirkickas have all been released on police bail to return to the police station at a later date.

But police remain keen to talk to 41-year-old Audrius Zuaka. They say he could still be in the Boston area but may have travelled widely since Friday when the body of Mr Kirkickas was found in Ingelow Avenue. They are warning members of the public not to approach him.

Audrius Zuaka: Do not approach

In her statement, Chief Superintendent Paula Wood said in spite of the latest murder, Lincolnshire remained a low crime county with one of the lowest rates for violent crime in the country.

This is one of seven very serious offences involving murder, attempted murder, manslaughter or wounding with intent to endanger life in the Boston area this year. These offences and the number of them are very unusual for Boston and the wider county. We have robustly investigated each and every one of these incidents. Aside from the latest death, where four people have been arrested, all the other offences have resulted in arrests, charges and court proceedings...... I understand the fears of the Boston community, I am concerned that they are afraid of the risk of their families or themselves coming to harm.

There will be additional police officers and police community support officers on the streets of Boston. I would encourage members of the public to approach them with information and to discuss any fears and problems that they may have.

– Chief Superintendent Paula Wood

Police name Boston murder victim

Police have named the victim of a murder investigation started in the town on Friday night.

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53-year-old Sigitas Kirkickas was found at a house in Ingelow Avenue just before 6pm on Friday evening.

Police have now arrested a 38-year-old man along with the two women, aged 39 and 47, and 48-year-old man who are still in police custody.

Man and two women arrested over Boston death

Three people have been arrested following a murder in Boston on Friday evening.

Three people arrested after man found dead in Boston Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police were called to a house on Ingelow Avenue just before six o'clock where they found the body of a man.

Two women, aged 39 and 47 along with a 48-year-old man have all been arrested in connection with the death.

Female moped rider, 19, seriously injured in Lincolnshire crash

A moped rider who was seriously injured in a collision in Lincolnshire this morning is a 19-year-old local girl, police have said.

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The incident happened around 7am on the A52 at Wyberton Fen, near Boston, and involved the moped and an Audi A7.

The rider was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital with very serious injuries and is likely to be transferred to the Queens Medical Centre, in Nottingham, shortly, police say.

The A52 is closed between the Tesco roundabout and the Four Crossroads junction and is likely to remain so for some hours.

Police are now looking for a driver who may have witnessed the collision. They say the driver was in a 4x4 vehicle, described as a 'Freelander' type, and overtook a Volvo artic cab shortly before the collision.

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Moped rider injured in crash near Boston

A female moped rider has been seriously injured in a collision on the A52 at Wyberton Fen, near Boston.

The incident happened around 7am this morning and involved the moped and an Audi.

The rider has been taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital with very serious injuries.

Police say the A52 is closed between the Tesco roundabout and the Four Crossroads junction and is likely to remain so for some hours.

Lincolnshire paedophile jailed for 24 years

A sex offender in Lincolnshire has been jailed for 24 years for a string of offences on girls under 16.

Michael Baggaley was jailed for 24 years Credit: Lincolnshire Police

70-year-old Michael Baggaley, of Lindis Road in Boston was found guilty of three offences of assaulting a child, four charges of gross indecency with a girl under 16 years and two offences of rape. The jury delivered a unanimous verdict on all the charges.

This was a harrowing case for the victims. We salute their bravery in coming forward and providing the evidence which has brought this evil man to justice. Hopefully they will now find the strength to move on with their lives.

– Lincolnshire Police

Two stabbed in Boston incident

Two men were taken to hospital last night with stab wounds after an incident in Boston.

Police and ambulance were called to a house in West Street just after 7pm where it is believed there had been an altercation and two men were injured. They were taken to the town's Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the inciden and. West Street was closed off whilst it was examined as a crime scene.

Man attacked in Lincolnshire play area

A 36 year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was attacked in a play area in Boston in the early hours of this morning.

The attack at Burgess Pit play area happened at 3am. The man suffered suffered serious head and internal injuries and was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital, before later being transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Police say they are looking for two offenders.

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