THERE will be no criminal prosecutions in relation to an explosion at an illicit vodka still in Boston, police have re-iterated today.
Five people were killed when the explosion took place in a unit at the Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate on July 13 last year.
A sixth man, Rytas Gecas, was severely burned and continues to receive treatment for his injuries.
However, an extensive police investigation has concluded that no criminal charges can be pressed with regards to the case.
Earlier today, after an inquest into the deaths of the five men, Det Insp Lorraine Bradley said: “In March this year, the evidence gathered during the police investigation was reviewed in detail by a senior lawyer from the East Midlands Complex Casework Unit who concluded that neither the cause of the explosion nor the identity of the person responsible could be established to the criminal standard.
“This means that Lincolnshire Police have been unable to charge anyone in connection with the five deaths.”
See the attached video for Det Insp Bradley’s statement outside Spalding Magistrates’ Court this morning.
We apologise for the slightly patchy sound quality in the clip.