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Man charged after Boston stabbing

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A man in his 20s is in hospital receiving treatment for a serious stab wound after an altercation in Boston at the weekend — and police charged a man over the attack.

The incident happened at around 2.15am on Saturday, April 14, outside the Jolly Crispin pub on West Street in the town.

The man in his 20s was stabbed near the clock repair shop and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Update at 8.55am: Police charged Rafal Grochowski (20) of Willoughby Road, Boston with wounding with intent and will appear Lincoln Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Officers are appealing for people who were outside the Jolly Crispin pub at the time to come forward with any information by calling 101 quoting incident 25 of April 14.

Boston Policing Inspector Andy Morrice said: “This is a highly unusual and terrible incident and we are working hard to establish what has happened and why.

“It is a criminal offence to carry a knife and police have powers to stop and search.

“There is absolutely no need carry a knife and it is extremely rare for us to come across someone doing so.

“Possession is extremely serious and those found to be carrying a knife can receive custodial sentences.

“If you believe someone is carrying a knife or other weapon, please ensure you report it immediately.”