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Man, 29, arrested after woman and child found dead in Louth, Lincolnshire
1 June 2021, 08:18 | Updated: 1 June 2021, 13:54
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the murder of a mother and child in a town in Lincolnshire.
Daniel Boulton, 29, had been sought by officers after the deaths in Louth. He was detained in the Hubbard's Hill area of Louth around midday on Tuesday and will be questioned in custody, police said.
The force'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."
A force statement said: "We have located and arrested Daniel Boulton, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder in Louth last night and the injuring of a police officer in Hubbard's Hills earlier today.
"Boulton, 29, was detained in the Hubbard's Hill area around midday today. He is currently in police custody, where he will be held for questioning."
An off-duty police officer was injured during police efforts to trace Boulton.
The force said: "We are currently responding to an incident in Hubbard's Hills, Louth, where an off-duty Lincolnshire Police officer has been injured. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening."