UPDATED: Police say stabbing reports ‘unfounded’, but could link to medical episode

Police news.
Police news.

Lincolnshire Police have called reports of a stabbing in town over the last few days ‘unfounded’, confirming there has not been ‘a stabbing in Boston on Saturday or subsequently.’

However, rumours could have started circulating about a potential stabbing following an incident on Bank Street on Saturday, when a man suffered a medical episode.

Boston Standard readers contacted the paper and also posted on social media reporting the incident as being down Bank Street, in Boston.

However, Lincolnshire Police’s press office have said called the reports ‘unfounded’.

A spokesman said: “We have received similar enquiries from elsewhere.

“The reports and speculation are unfounded.

“There has not been a stabbing in Boston on Saturday or subsequently.”

Following further speculation officers said there had been an incident where a man suffered a ‘medical episode’ on Bank Street and is believed to have injured his head as he fell.

The force spokesman said there was some confusion at the time as to whether a criminal act had been committed and officers had investigated but it was now believed none had.

They said no criminal complaint had been made to police.