Boy, 14, charged with murder of 12-year-old boy in Lincolnshire

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murdering 12-year-old Roberts Buncis, whose body was found in Fishtoft, near Boston on Saturday.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: “Following formal identification we are now in a position to name the boy who lost his life in this tragic incident as 12-year-old Roberts Buncis.

“A 14-year-old boy has been charged with his murder. He has been remanded and will appear at court this morning.”

The force also confirmed that a 19-year-old man arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Martyn Parker said: “This is a devastating incident in which a young boy has lost his life.

“The impact will no doubt be felt greatly in the community and beyond.

“This type of incident is not what we would expect to see within our communities. We are working with those affected to keep them informed and offer our support.

“I want to reassure the public that we will do all in our power to meticulously investigate the circumstances of this young boy’s death and we would urge anyone who has any information that could support this investigation to get in touch.”

The force is appealing for anyone with CCTV footage covering the junction of Freiston Road and Woodthorpe Avenue, and the entire length of Wing Drive and Alcorn Green between 8pm on 11 December and 10.22am on 12 December to get in touch.

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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