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.
Superintendent Kieran English from Lincolnshire police said the police are reassuring people in the community after two people were killed in Boston over the weekend. He added that the double murder was an isolated incident.
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.