People tell of ‘fears’ after ‘violent crime increase’

West Street
West Street

Businesses and residents down West Street are fearing for their safety in the face of a perceived increase in violent crimes over the last few months.

Three men were arrested last night (Saturday) in connection to an altercation where two other men were injured - believed to be stabbed - at about 7pm.

The victims were taken to Pilgrim Hospital for treatment and West Street was closed off until late on Sunday while it was examined as a crime scene.

Residents on the street said on Sunday they felt unsafe working in Boston.

One shop assistant told The Standard: “I think it’s too dangerous in Boston. It’s a shame.

“My kids are going to school and my daughter is going to nursery and I’m scared of that.

“I think I will move from Boston because it’s quite a little town and I thought it would be a great place to come with my children. I think I was wrong.”

Another said: “It’s not safe here. I finish work at 7pm and I left last night to see that.”

The incident follows another ‘serious assault’ at Burgess Pit, in Boston, which left a man with serious head and internal injuries on.

The assault took place at about 3am on Thursday, and the 36-year-old local man was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital before being transferred to Queens Medical Centre.

It is believed there were two offenders but there were no descriptions available at the time.

Police have not linked the incidents and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call Police non-emergency number 101.