Lincolnshire Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 12-year-old boy.
The body of Robert Buncis, who would have turned 13 today, was found on grassland in Fishtoft, Lincolnshire, at around 10:22 hours on Saturday 12th December.
A 14-year-old boy and 19-year-old male have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. They both remain in police custody at this time.
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.”
Lincolnshire Police has made a direct appeal for anyone with external-facing CCTV covering the junction of Freiston Road and Woodthorpe Avenue, and the entire length of Wing Drive and Alcorn Green for any footage between the hours 8.00 pm on 11 December and 10.22 am 12 December 2020.
If you can assist Lincolnshire Police, then you can contact them in one of the following ways:
- By visiting their dedicated Operation Larch portal where you can submit information anonymously direct to the investigation team.
- By calling 101 quoting the reference 116 of 12 December 2020
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please remember to put the reference 116 of 12 December in the subject box.
- You can also contact detectives through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
Agnes Emsina has also set up a JustGiving page.
Ms Emsina said:
‘As many of us are now aware, Roberts Buncis life was tragically taken from his family and friends on Saturday 12th December, he was 12 years old.
‘Roberts comes from a single parent family, just Roberts and his Dad Edgars and therefore we would like to help with costs for the funeral and also to make this time easier for his family, money is always right for everyone at this time of year, so anything that can be donated would be hugely appreciated, even if it is only a few pounds.
‘Thank you and god bless you all’.
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