August 4, 2020 10.29 am This story is over 45 months old

Murder investigation in Boston as assault victim dies

Victim named as new evidence emerges

By Local Democracy Reporter

A 43-year-old man who was the victim of a serious assault in Boston has died, and police are now dealing with the incident as murder.

On Tuesday, July 28, at around 6.15pm on Red Lion Street, a man in his was 40s taken to hospital after being assaulted by an 18-year old male.

The victim has since been named as 43-year-old Gediminas Vaitkus, and he passed away as a result of his injuries.

The teenage suspect, Hikmet Maez, of Spilsby Road, Boston, was charged by police with GBH in connection with the incident.

Police investigating the assault. Photo: Rafael Gamito

Due to the death of the victim, police are now treating it as a murder investigation.

A renewed appeal by Lincolnshire Police has been launched as they look to find the man pictured below.

Officers stress that this man is not a suspect but could be an important witness.

Police would like to speak to this man. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

If you can help police identify the man, or have any other information that might help the investigation, you can contact officers in one of these ways:

  • Call 101 with incident reference 375 of July 28
  • Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111
  • Email [email protected], quoting reference number 375 of July 28
  • By supplying information anonymously via police’s dedicated public portal