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A memorial service has been held earlier in memory of a nine year old schoolboy in Lincoln who died two days before Christmas. The service took place at a church in the city centre. A book of condolence, which was opened yesterday, has also now been closed. Kate Hemingway reports:
The family of a nine-year-old schoolboy who died two days before Christmas say they have been overwhelmed with tributes and messages of support.
Alex Robinson was found at a property on Pennell Street on December 23rd and died later in hospital. His 64-year-old grandfather Stewart Greene has been charged with his murder .
Yesterday hundreds of people queued to sign a book of condolence in the 9 year old's memory. His family said they would like to offer their 'heartfelt thanks' to everyone who has contributed to the book, or who has offered kind words during this tragic time. As they try to come to terms with the loss of Alex.
A memorial will be held this lunchtime for the 9 year old Lincoln schoolboy Alex Robinson, who died two days before Christmas
The Reverend at St Peter-at-Gowts Church in the city said he is only expecting a small number of close relatives to attend today's service.
Yesterday hundreds of people queued to sign a book of condolence in the 9 year old's memory. The book itself will be closed today.
Alex was found at a property on Pennell Street on December 23rd and died later in hospital. His 64-year-old grandfather Stewart Greene has been charged with his murder and is due back in court in April.
A book of condolence has been opened in Lincoln following the death of a 9-year-old boy two days before Christmas.
The book at St Peter at Gowts Church for Alex Robinson was opened this morning and will be opened again tomorrow morning. A church service is also planned for tomorrow lunchtime.
Alex was found at a property on Pennell Street and died later in hospital. His 64-year-old grandfather Stewart Greene has been charged with his murder and is due in court in April.
Reverend Jeremy Cullimore from St Peter-at-Gowts Church said some of Alex's school friends may want to sign the book:
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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln.
Stewart James Greene is accused of killing Alex Robinson.
The alleged victim was pronounced dead on 23 December after being taken to Lincoln County Hospital from an address in Pennell Street in the city.
The 64-year-old, from Grimoldby near Louth, was remanded in custody until next Monday, during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court, a court spokesman said.
The man had been charged by Lincolnshire Police on Christmas Eve.
A grandfather from Lincolnshire who's accused of murdering his nine-year-old grandson has appeared before magistrates. Stewart James Greene, who's 64 and from Grimoldby near Louth, appeared at Lincoln Magistrate's Court, where he was remanded in custody.
He is charged with murdering Alex Robinson on the 23rd December. He's due before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday 29th December.
Police were called to a house on Pennell Street in Lincoln earlier this week. The child was taken to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance but died shortly afterwards. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
Police in Lincoln are investigating the death of a nine-year-old boy.
Officers were called to an address in Pennell Street.
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His death is being treated as suspicious. A 64-year-old man is helping police with inquiries.