Double murder suspect arrested after manhunt over deaths of mum and 9-year-old

Louth: Police guard house where mum and child were found

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Police wanted to find Daniel Boulton, 29, for questioning in connection with two deaths last night and the injuring of an off-duty police officer this morning.

Boulton was located in Louth, Lincolnshire, at around midday and is now in custody for questioning, Grimsby Live reports.

The victims – who have not been named – both suffered multiple stab wounds, Lincolnshire Police confirmed.

Lincolnshire Police’s Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, said: “This has been a tragic, extraordinary, and worrying set of circumstances in equal measure. A woman and child have lost their lives in the most devastating way and I know that their loved ones will be feeling the magnitude of that today and our thoughts go out to them.

“We have also seen communities in Louth, and indeed further afield, who will undoubtedly have been anxious about the possible danger in the town since last night. To all of you I want to say thank you. You have been listening to our safety advice and sharing our appeals, all of which has helped us to do our job to the best of our ability.”

The 26-year-old woman and her child were found at around 8.30pm on Monday night by paramedics.

Det Chief Spt Cox added: “I also want to thank our officers and other Emergency Services colleagues. The first responders last night were met with an unimaginable scene and reacted with professionalism to ensure we do what’s right by the victims, and that’s not a situation you can ever really prepare fully for.

“Our off-duty officer today showed how you’re never really off shift and how our staff will always do their very best to protect the public. A thank you doesn’t really cover it, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“Finally, to all the officers and staff who have been involved in this challenging job overnight and into today, thank you for your ongoing commitment and professionalism.

“There is still a lot to do and now the work starts to understand exactly what has happened here and how.”

The investigation continues.

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