Friends pay tribute to Boston double murder victims

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Friends have paid their tributes to the two people who were stabbed to death in a double murder in Boston last week.

Both Charlotte Piccaver and Darren Harwood were killed following an attack in Red Lion Street in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

Friends of the pair, who were both aged 26, have spoken of their shock and sadness at the incident.

Laura Harris, who was one of Charlotte’s best friends, found out about the news on Facebook.

She said: “I was desperately trying to get hold of her on her mobile so she could tell me it was all just a sick joke.

“When I found out it wasn’t I just went into shock and I’m still struggling.”

Charlotte also had links to Spalding, where she had a number of friends.

Fellow friend Shawn Smith described Charlotte’s death as ‘tragic’, saying: “Whenever you saw her she just cheered you up. She was a ray of sunshine.

“She always had a smile on her face, even if she was feeling down or had problems.

“She was one of the most special people I’ve ever known – I can’t believe she has gone.”

Fellow friend Amanda Simpson said: “Charlotte was so beautiful and was one of those people who would always stick up for others.

“She was such a good friend to my daughter – they were like sisters.”

Mr Harwood was a DJ with links to Sleaford who worked at the Magnet Tavern pub in Boston.

On Saturday the pub held a special night in honour of Darren and Charlotte.

An employee from the Magnet Tavern, who did not wish to be named, told The Standard: “The tribute that we had on Saturday night was from two of his friends.

“It was for Darren and for Charlotte.

“We had a lot of people here and it was a good night in memory of both of them.”