Man found dead in Boston named locally

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A man who was found dead at a property in Porcher Way, in Boston, over the weekend has been named by local people as ‘Manfred’.

Lincolnshire Police have not been able to officially name the deceased, believed to be a German man, due to difficulties contacting the family through the German consulate.

However, neighbours and friends have paid tribute to the man, who had lived on the street for more than a decade.

One unnamed neighbour said: “He was a nice bloke, didn’t do anybody any harm - wasn’t a drinker, liked his roll-ups.”

She said a number of residents kept to themselves and that the incident had been a shock to those in the area.

She said the last time she saw him was during the EU referendum when he was outside his house and they spoke about the rain.

A widower, Manfred was a disabled man and was often seen in the area on his mobility scooter.

Following the news on the Standard’s Facebook page Michelle Almond commented that Manfred was a friend of the family.

She wrote: “My father is probably the closest this guy had to family in this country.”

She added: “I don’t really know what to say but I am absolutely disgusted that a disabled man died this way. RIP M!”

The man’s body was discovered at a house in Porcher Way, Boston, shortly after 4pm on Friday.

A Home Office pathologist has carried out a post-mortem which led to the opening of a murder investigation.

Formal identification is yet to take place and the man’s family are still to be informed.

A 41-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man were arrested by police in connection with the incident, however, the woman has since been released on bail.

Police were granted an extension to keep the man in police custody, which is expected to run this evening (Monday), but which could be extended as far as Wednesday.

Lincolnshire Police have issued an appeal for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Diane Coulson from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, who is leading the enquiry, said; “We are appealing for anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious on Porcher Way, Boston, from 5pm on Thursday until 4pm on Friday to contact us”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 263 of July 8.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.