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Man released on bail as Boston murder investigation continues

A 32-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation into the death of a woman in Boston has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Lincolnshire Police say they are still waiting to formally identify the women who was found dead in the house in Elizabeth Road on Friday.

We have a number of enquiries underway in relation to this incident and I'm keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Elizabeth Road between the hours of 6pm on Thursday May 19 and 3pm on Friday May 20 and may have seen or heard anything they think might be relevant to the investigation.

– DI Jim Hodgson

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Boston

Police are treating the unexplained death of a woman in Boston as murder.

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The woman's body was found in Elizabeth Road on Friday May 20.

A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with her death. He is currently in police custody for questioning.

Police have yet to formally identify the woman. Tests are due to take place to find out how she died.

I would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Elizabeth Road between the hours of 6pm on Thursday May 19 and 3pm on Friday May 20 and may have seen or heard anything they think might be relevant to the enquiry. Anyone with any information is asked to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 228 of 20/05/2016. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Det Inspector Jim Hodgson, from Lincolnshire Police


Man sentenced to life for murder of car wash worker in Boston

Audrius Zauka Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A man who went on the run after murdering a car wash worker has been sentenced to life in prison.

Audrius Zauka, 41, kicked and stamped on fellow Lithuanian, 53-year-old Sigitas Kirkickas, in a sustained attack at Zauka's home in Ingelow Avenue, Boston, last October 23.

A court heard the victim's injuries were similar to those suffered by someone who had been hit by a car.

Zauka, whose wife had died two days before the murder, then fled the scene before being arrested almost a week later.

He was jailed for life with a minimum 16-year term.

Man found guilty of Boston murder

A man has been found guilty of the murder of another in Boston last October.

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A jury at Lincoln Crown Court found Audrius Zauka, 41, guilty of killing 53 year-old Sigitas Kirkickas at Zauka's home in Ingelow Avenue on October 23rd 2015.

During the trial, the jury heard evidence from the Pathologist who stated that the victim's injuries were akin to having been knocked over by a car and the car then driving over his chest.

After the murder, Zauka fled the scene and was arrested almost a week later.

He sentenced be sentenced tomorrow (Friday 13th May).


Work underway on multi-million pound Boston development

Work is underway on a multi-million pound development in Boston.

Artists impression of what the development could look like

The Quadrant scheme - which covers 68 acres of land either side of the A16 - includes 500 new homes, shops and restaurants along with a new five thousand seater football stadium for Boston United.

Part one of the £100m project is expected to be completed by 2022.

Thousands sign petition over plans to move maternity services

Fears have been voiced by mothers-to-be and families as hospital bosses consider moving maternity services from Boston to Lincoln - 37 miles away .

The Trust in charge at Boston is trying to plug a £60 million deficit and ensure services remain safe - but thousands have signed a petition to keep the unit where it is. Here's Kate Hemingway's report.

Thousands sign petition to stop Lincs hospital services downgrade

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for services at a Lincolnshire hospital not to be downgraded.

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Campaigners say plans to shift maternity services from Boston's Pilgrim Hospital to Lincoln - and downgrade the Accident and Emergency unit will put lives at risk.

More than three thousand people have now signed a petition hoping for the matter to be discussed in parliament.

Police release CCTV after Boston market place assault

Police have renewed an appeal to trace a gang of men and women following a serious assault in Boston.

The incident happened at Boston Market Place Credit: Lincolnshire Police

New CCTV images have been released of people wanted in connection with the assault on the 26-year-old man outside the Boots store at the taxi rank on Saturday February 14 at 4am.

He suffered a serious injury to his jaw and various bruises and abrasions.

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