Woman charged with Gainsborough stabbing murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of a man in Gainsborough.

Police believe Pamela McLaggan, 51, of Greystones Road, allegedly stabbed Jonathan Baines, 44, of Ropery Road.

The man’s body was found with stab wounds at his home in the early hours of Monday, August 1, after a day at the races on Sunday.

Another man was originally arrested in connection with the murder investigation, but he has been released with no charges.

Formal identification of the victim has now taken place which has confirmed the man is Jonathan Baines of Ropery Road in Gainsborough.

Formal identification of the victim has now taken place which has confirmed the man is Jonathan Baines of Ropery Road in Gainsborough.

Pamela McLaggan will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 3, before a trial date can be set.

Detective Inspector Jim Hodgson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “We would like to thank the local residents who assisted our appeal – your information was extremely valuable and has helped us to resolve this investigation quickly.

“This was an isolated incident and we are continuing to support the family of Jonathan,” he added.

Police were investigating in three locations on Ropery Road in Gainsborough.

Police were investigating in three locations on Ropery Road in Gainsborough.