Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murdering a woman and child, and injuring a police officer.
Daniel Boulton was detained by Lincolnshire Police at around midday on Tuesday (1 June).
Arrested on suspicion of murder
Mr Boulton has been arrrested in connection with the deaths of a 26-year-old woman and a nine-year-old boy who were discovered at a property on High Holme Road, in Louth, Lincolnshire at around 8.29pm on Monday (31 May).
Lincolnshire Police officers were called to the address on Monday evening following a report from the ambulance service.
The force found the victims dead at the scene and said both had suffered multiple stab wounds. A knife believed to have been used to inflict the injuries was recovered at the scene.
Another child was also found at the property and is unharmed and being looked after, police said.
The force’s head of crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, said: “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.
“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.”
Armed officers and several police vehicles were involved in the arrest at a farm in Hallington, near Louth, on Tuesday (1 June) afternoon.
Two officers in high-vis escorted a man, wearing no shoes or socks, ripped tracksuit bottoms, an Adidas T-shirt and a Nike jacket, into a police van around the back of a farm building.
Officers are now conducting door-to-door inquiries around the area and searching fields behind the farm buildings.
Police officer injured
Lincolnshire Police has said officers also responded to an incident in Hubbard’s Hills, Louth, where an off-duty police officer was injured on Tuesday (1 June) morning amid the man hunt for Boulton.
It is believed that Mr Boulton may be the individual responsible for the injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.
The force said Mr Boulton is now being held in custody for questioning.
A statement from Lincolnshire Police said: “We have located and arrested Daniel Boulton, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder in Louth last night and the injuring of a police officer in Hubbard’s Hills earlier today.
“Boulton, 29, was detained in the Hubbard’s Hill area around midday today. He is currently in police custody, where he will be held for questioning.”
Anyone with any information is advised to call 999 and quote Incident 445 of 31st May.
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