Boy, 11, dies after he was found unwell as man, 32, arrested for murder and woman, 30, held for manslaughter in Lincoln
A MAN and woman in their 30s are being quizzed by cops tonight on suspicion of killing a schoolboy who was found unwell at a Lincoln home.
The male suspect, 32, is being held on suspicion of murder after the death of the 11-year-old, while the woman, 30, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Cops rushed to a home in residential Geneva Avenue on Friday night after reports the youngster had fallen seriously ill.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives arrested a man in relation to the lad's death – but now say he's being questioned as a murder suspect.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit – Major Crime, said: "This is a really tragic incident.
"My thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of this young boy.
"We have a number of inquiries that are ongoing and we're working hard to establish exactly what caused his death.
"However, I am confident that this is an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.
"This is a shocking and sad case and I appreciate our local communities will be concerned about what has happened.
"I want to make clear that we are working diligently through the details of this incident and have a number of officers devoted to the investigation.
"We have several officers in the area and if you would like to talk to them, or pass on any information, please do feel free to talk to them."
The force has urged anyone with information to either call 101 quoting incident 472 of 22/02/2021 or by emailing [email protected]
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