Double murder in Boston

Two people have died, a man and a woman both aged 26, following a disturbance in Boston, Lincolnshire. A murder investigation has been launched.

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Boston murder victims named

Police in Boston have released the names of the two people found dead following a disturbance at a house in the town.

They are Charlotte Piccaver, aged 26, and Darren Harwood, also 26.

Detectives have a further 36 hours in which to question a 41 year-old man in connection with the murders.

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Police confirm murder victims were stabbed

The detective in charge of investigating a double murder in Boston has confirmed how the victims died.

"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 information to contact Lincolnshire police on 101"

– Det Chief Insp Martin Holvey, Lincolnshire Police

An increased police presence remains in the area of Red Lion Street, while the investigation continues.

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Breaking news: two die after disturbance

A man and a woman, both aged 26 have died after an alleged assault in Boston in Lincolnshire. Police were called to an address in Red Lion Street, shortly after 5 am this morning after reports of a disturbance. A 26-year-old local woman died at the scene a short time later.

A 26-year-old local man was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital for treatment, but also died a short time later. A 24-year-old local woman is being treated for less serious injuries at the same hospital. A 41-year-old local man was arrested in connection with this incident.

He is currently helping police with their enquiries. Police will be carrying out house to house enquiries in the area over the next couple of days. They are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch with them via the non emergency 101 number as soon as possible.

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