Update: Names released of two people murdered in Boston

Red Lion Street in Boston, taped off after reports of a double murder
Red Lion Street in Boston, taped off after reports of a double murder

Tuesday: Police have officially named the two people who were murdered in Boston in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers have confirmed that Charlotte Piccaver, 26, and Darren Harwood, also 26, died of stabbing wounds following an attack in Red Lion Street.

The 41-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murders is still ‘helping police with their inquiries’.

Detectives have a further 36 hours to question him.

Monday PM: Police have confirmed that Sunday’s double murder in Boston was a ‘stabbing’ following today’s post mortem examinations.

DCI Martin Holvey, who is leading the inquiry, said: “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 any information to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.”

Police still have an increased presence in Red Lion Street while the investigation continues.

Monday: A post mortem has been carried out on the two people murdered in Boston town centre yesterday morning and police are in the process of contacting their families.

They were killed during an attack just after 5am in Red Lion Street (see below).

Officers say the pair, a man and woman both aged 26, will be formally identified once family members have been informed.

Police will be holding a press conference this lunch time and hope to have an update on the status of the man they arrested in connection with the murders later today.

Sunday: A man has been arrested in connection with a double murder in the early hours of this morning in Boston.

Officers had been called to Red Lion Street at about 5.07am this morning following reports of an ‘assault’.

A 26-year-old local woman died at the scene and a 26-year-old man was taken to Pilgrim Hospital where he later died of his injuries. A 24-year-old woman was also taken to the hospital and is being treated for what police are describing as ‘less serious injuries’.

A 41-year-old ‘local male resident’ was arrested by police in connection with the incident.

He is currently helping police with their inquiries.

Investigating officers will be carry out house-to-house inquiries in the area over the next few days and Red Lion Street remains closed while investigations take place.

Reports that the incident involved a stabbing remain unconfirmed by police.

Officers are asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact them on 101 as soon as possible.