UPDATE: Stabbing victim named

Police at the scene of the stabbing in West Street , Boston, today. Photo supplied by reader. ANL-150620-163345001
Police at the scene of the stabbing in West Street , Boston, today. Photo supplied by reader. ANL-150620-163345001

The victim of an alleged stabbing in Boston on Saturday afternoon has been named locally as Gintaras Saulevicius.

The 37-year-old man continues to be treated in hospital today (Monday).

• A 30-year-old woman has been charged with causing grevious bodily harm (GBH) after a man was stabbed in Boston on Saturday, June 20.

Laura Barzdaite of West Row, Boston, will appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court later this morning, Monday.

The man who was arrested soon after the incident has been released and police will take no further action.

The victim of the stabbing, which took place in West Street at around 12.40pm on Saturday, was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and continues to receive treatment this morning.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to Pilgrim Hospital before being transferred to Queen’s Medical Centre at Nottingham. His condition is not known at this time.

Eyewitnesses have described the scene as a “bloodbath” and West Street was closed for most of the afternoon while police made their investigations.

Traders were counting the cost of yet more violence in the town centre.

Tina Sleaford runs the Pet Store just 50 yards from where the incident happened.

She said: “I didn’t know anything until about 10 minutes after it happened.

“Then someone came in and said there’s police everywhere.

“It’s getting a bit ridiculous here in Boston.

“I’ve spoken to several shop owners and none of us have done anything this afternoon.

“When it’s on the news and all over social media people stay away.”

Boston Standard readers have also been upset by the incident.

Rex Stow said: “Crimes like this are getting very regular. It’s not good. Boston was never like this at one time.”

Georgina Cole said: “It’s totally getting out of hand. But, as always, if we British say anything we are branded racist. This didn’t happen before all the migration.”

Anyone who was in the area around 12.30pm and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 101.

Following the incident on Saturday, 30 yr old Laura Barzdaite of West Row, Boston has been charged with causing grevious bodily harm (GBH) and will appear at Boston Magistrates Court later this morning. The injured man continues to be treated in hospital. Police have renewed their appeal for anyone who was in the West Street area of Boston on Saturday 20th June around 1230 and saw anything suspicious to contact them in confidence by calling 101.