An inquest has opened into the death of a Boston man, with seven men having been charged with his murder.
Alberts Volkausks was found with serious injuries at a property on Pen Street in the town on Saturday, September 23.
He later died in hospital.
An inquest into his death opened at Boston Coroner’s Court on Friday, November 10.
Six of the seven defendants entered not guilty pleas to the murder charge. It is alleged that they murdered Mr Volkausks on September 24, this year.
They are Pavel Grunt-Meyer, 29, of Crocketts Drive, Wisbech; Denis Kijakovskij, 27, of London Road, Wyberton; Mindaugas Cerneckas, 29, of Pen Street, Boston; Andrius Barauskas, 39, of Smalley Road, Boston; Tautvydas Vainolavicius, 19, of Pen Street, Boston; and Marjus Tomasevic, 18, of Pen Street, Boston.
The seventh defendant, Donatos Dektiariovas, 36, of Pen Street, Boston, was not asked to enter a plea to the murder charge.
The trial is expected to last eight weeks. It will be held at a court outside Lincolnshire on a date to be fixed in 2018.
Judge John Pini QC remanded all seven men back in to custody.