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Police launch murder investigation, arresting seven suspects, after man dies in Boston

Lincolnshire Police have arrested seven people after a man died following an attack over the weekend, which the force is now treating as murder.

Officers were called to Pen Street in Boston at around 4.30pm on Saturday, September 23, finding a man seriously injured.

The man was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital but detectives have now confirmed he died from his injuries on Sunday morning.

Officers are on patrol in the area.

Detective chief inspector Diane Coulson, from the major crime unit EMSOU, said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances that have led to this man’s death. This is now a murder investigation.

“We have seven people in custody. There is a lot of work to do to establish the criminal activity in this case.

“Officers will be on patrol in the area; while they cannot discuss the specifics of the investigation, please take the time to talk to our staff and pass any information you may have that will help with our enquiries.

“We will not tolerate violence of any sort in our community and will leave no stone unturned to bring those responsible to answer for their action.”

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police should call 101, quoting incident number 336 of September 23.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.