Community in shock over unexplained death in Holbeach

Holbeach residents have described their shock at an unexplained death in the town earlier this week, with a significant police presence still at the scene one day on.

The scene on Fleet Street, Holbeach. Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

Emergency services were called to an address in Fleet Street shortly after 9am on Monday, September 11 to attend to a man in his 40s.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

Holbeach resident Claude Johnson, 32, said that he could not believe the amount of police activity on the street.

He told Lincolnshire Reporter: “I thought that someone had been murdered. I was just shocked, especially with all the forensics dressed in white.”

Terrance Gosling, 74, was equally surprised by the incident.

He said: “I saw a lot of police cars yesterday but I had no idea what it was all about. All of this isn’t exactly common in the town.”

Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

Other residents who were not willing to be named told Lincolnshire Reporter what they saw.

One said: “There were a lot of ambulances and a first responder. When I saw it I didn’t think much to it and it wasn’t until I saw the police car this morning and still blue tape that I began to think it could be serious.”

Another added: “I walked past at 10.30am and there were three police vans, two police cars and a lot of activity going on.

“I didn’t like the look of the scene, it spoils Holbeach and it seems to be happening everywhere.”