January 14, 2020 3.18 pm This story is over 46 months old

Boston man murdered and thrown in waterway, police believe

The identity of the man is unknown

A Boston man was murdered and his body was thrown in a waterway after a sustained assault, police believe.

Lincolnshire Police officers are still trying to establish the identity of the murder victim, who is thought to be around 30 to 40 years old.

As previously reported, the police went to Chain Bridge Road at 6.27pm on Sunday, January 12 after a passer-by found the body.

Detective Chief Inspector Karl Whiffen said: “A large number of resources have been dedicated to this investigation, including specialist underwater search teams, and forensic specialists.

“The identity of the victim is presently unknown, and our teams are working diligently to establish the circumstances of his death.

“I would ask people to look at the description of the man (below) – in particular the clothing, the unique scar on his chin, the tattoo on his right shoulder – and contact us if you think you may know his identity.

“I would encourage people to come forward and speak to us. There are several ways you can do this, including being able to provide us with information anonymously.”

Police have released pictures of the clothes and shoes similar to what was on the body.

The force said the victim is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 11 to 13 stone, has size nine feet, a nine-centimetre scar under his chin, a fading tribal tattoo on his right shoulder and has had dental work to the top row of his teeth,

The man was also found wearing blue New Balance trainers, Puma jogging bottoms and a Fishbone branded T-shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 313 of January 12.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.