UPDATE: Detectives continue work on Boston murder case

Scene setter for body found in river at Wyberton West Road.
Scene setter for body found in river at Wyberton West Road.

FRIDAY 5.20PM: Detectives from a regional major crime unit will be carrying out investigations in Boston throughout the weekend following the discovery of a body of a man they believe was murdered.

A police spokesman said: “Because of the regional working arragements we have it does mean that we have a lot of detectives in the area working to establish the circumstances as quickly as possible.”

Officers hope to be in a position to release the name of the victim in the next two to three days.

FRIDAY 1.45PM: POLICE have confirmed that the body discovered in the river on Wednesday is not that of missing Polish national Jakub Gladski.

Mr Gladski, 31, went missing from Boston on January 2 and is believed to have travelled to the Anderby Creek/Chapel Six Marshes area of Lincolnshire.

Investigations are continuing into the murder inquiry and are being dealt with by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit - a regional unit which deals with major investigations.

Thursday 4pm: POLICE have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a body in Boston yesterday. Officers have this afternoon confirmed that they believe man found in the South Forty Foot Drain off Wyberton West Road may have been murdered.

The dead man is believed to be a Polish national and officers are trying to confirm his identity and trace his relatives and next of kin.

Police say they cannot confirm the cause of death at this stage.

Thursday 10am: A POST mortem examination will be carried out today on the body of a man discovered in Boston yesterday. A police spokesman said the tests are due to be carried out at some point today, with work going on at the scene to gather evidence.

The body was spotted by a passing member of the public.

Wednesday 4pm: POLICE have confirmed that the body found in the river today is that of a man.

The man, who was recovered by underwater search teams this afternoon, is yet to be identified and the circumstances surrounding the death are being treated as unexplained.

A post mortem examination is now due to take place.

Wyberton West Road and Linley Drive have now been reopened after being closed for the afternoon while investigations took place.