Latest police statement on New Year’s Day murder probe

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Police have issued a fresh statement regarding the suspected murder of a Boston man on New Year’s Day, revealing the deceased lived with his partner and four-year-old son.

The update confirms the name of the deceased as Deimantas Strelciunas, a Lithuanian national - a name which had already been made public as part of a preliminary court appearance for the man accused of his murder.

The confirmation follows Mr Strelciunas’ formal identification.

A spokesman for the Lincolnshire Police added: “Mr Strelciunas lived with his partner and four year-old son, who are being supported by specialist officers.”

Mr Strelciunas died at an address in St Ann’s Wharf, in Boston, on January 1.

Ricardas Mazeika, of Laughton Road, Boston, has been charged with Mr Strelciunas’ murder and appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, January 5, where he was remanded into custody.

Senior investigating officer, Det Chief Insp Martin Holvey, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (Major Crime), said: “Enquiries continue to establish how Mr Strelciunas’ death occurred so, at this time, I am not in a position to release details about a formal cause of death.

“The investigation team is still keen to hear from anyone with information that may assist the enquiry, especially from the Lithuanian community.”

Anyone with information can contact the team on 101, quoting incident number 465 of January 1, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.