Community raises over £10,000 for funeral of murdered mum, 26, and nine-year-old son

A suspect is in custody after Bethany Vincent and Darren Henson were found stabbed to death at their home in Louth

Beth and DJ in 2014 (Picture: Facebook)
Beth and DJ in 2014 (Picture: Facebook)

The community where a mother lived with her two children has raised over £10,000 for the funerals of her and her son, after they were found dead.

Sign up to our NationalWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A resident of the town, Rochelle Clare - who didn’t know the family - started a GoFundMe page to raise money for their funeral.

Boulton was led away by police, following an overnight search for the murder suspect (Picture: PA)

She posted on the page: “Let's help support this family.

We want to hear from you: let us know what you think about this story and be part of the debate in our comments section below

“Louth is a small town. You may not know the family as I don't, but we can all say we can all sympathise with the family.”

While many of the donations came from individuals who sympathised with the tragic ordeal the family are going through, larger sums came from local companies.

Bethany and Darren were stabbed at their home in Louth (Picture: GoFundMe)

Carlton Cleaning UK ltd, a domestic cleaning company in Louth, donated £150 and Parkinson’s Fish and Chip shop, situated on Eastgate, Louth, donated £100.

Over 500 individual donations have been made since the page was created by Ms Clare on 2 June, reaching £9,540.

Arrest of suspect

A 29-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the murders, he is thought to have fled the scene and went on the run after the stabbing.

Following an overnight police hunt, he stabbed an off-duty police officer who confronted him but was then found in farmland in Hallington, near Louth.

At the time of his arrest he was barefooted, wearing ripped tracksuit bottoms and an Adidas t-shirt and a Nike jacket.

Armed officers and several police vehicles were involved in the arrest.

Lincolnshire Police’s head of crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, told ITV News the “incredibly brave” officer was only treated for minor injuries.

“Thankfully, one of our off-duty officers who, frankly, has done an amazing job and was incredibly brave, confronted our suspect,” he said.

“Sadly he was stabbed during the incident but he’s OK, essentially it is a minor injury.

“But after a lot of work involving helicopters, drones, dogs and firearms officers, we located our suspect earlier today and obviously have now arrested that suspect as well.”

Read More

Read More
Dea-John Reid stabbing: government must ‘get a grip’ on harsh realities of knife...

Read more:

Residents of Louth had been warned not to approach Daniel Boulton prior to his arrest, and a picture of the suspect was shared nationally.

Following Boulton’s arrest, Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: "This has been a tragic, extraordinary, and worrying set of circumstances in equal measure.

"A woman and child have lost their lives in the most devastating way and I know that their loved ones will be feeling the magnitude of that today and our thoughts go out to them."

DCS Andy Cox, continued: "We have also seen communities in Louth, and indeed further afield, who will undoubtedly have been anxious about the possible danger in the town since last night.

"To all of you I want to say thank you. You have been listening to our safety advice and sharing our appeals, all of which has helped us to do our job to the best of our ability."

No funeral plans have been made public by Bethany’s family.