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Family go missing from Boston home

Have you seen Diana Degtiarenko? Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A family has been reported missing in Boston

Police are keen to trace Diana Degtiarenko, Alexander Cvetkov, and their four-year-old daughter Anastasjia Cvetkov.

Diana is around 5ft 3in in height, of slim build, and with collar-length straight dark brown hair.

Alexander Cvetkov Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Anastasjia has dark brown hair and frequently wears a pink coat.

Concerns are growing for their welfare and police would like to hear from anyone who might have seen them or know of their whereabouts.

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Latvian man in breach of deportation order arrested in Boston

A Latvian man who returned to the UK illegally has been arrested in Boston.

Andrejs Gricans Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Andrejs Gricans, 27, was given a prison sentence in 2013 following his conviction for conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to 60 offences throughout Lincolnshire, Norfolk and South Yorkshire.

He was also made the subject of a 10 year deportation order and, at the end of his sentence, he was deported by the Home Office to his native Latvia.

During a recent policing operation, it was found that Gricans had returned to the UK illegally and on Friday 20th November, he was arrested at an address in Fydell Street, Boston.

He has now been jailed for for breach of his deportation order and will once again be deported to Latvia.

Boston factory blaze now under control

Seven fire engines were involved in tackling a fire at a food processing plant in Boston this morning.

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The blaze in the area of Kirton Holme is now under control.

Fire services were called to the plant around 9am and took two hours to contain the fire.

Nobody was injured in the blaze and the A52 road was temporarily closed.

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Man appears in court over Boston murder

A man has appeared before Lincoln Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Sigita Kirkickas.

Scene of Boston murder Credit: ITV Yorkshire

41-year-old Audrius Zauka was remanded in custody to appear before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.

The body of 53-year-old Mr Kirkickas was found at a house on Ineglow Avenue on the 23rd of October.

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

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.

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
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