September 27, 2021 11.32 am This story is over 26 months old

Man denies murdering ex-partner and her young son in Louth

He will face trial next year

A man has denied murdering his ex-partner and her nine-year-old son when he appeared in the dock at Lincoln Crown Court today.

Daniel Boulton, 30, of Alexandra Road, Skegness, is accused of stabbing Bethany Vincent, 26, and her nine-year-old son Darren Henson at a house in Louth on May 31 this year.

He also denied assaulting PC Stephen Dennis with intent to resist arrest on June 1 and a further offence of burglary at Hubbards Hills Cottage in Halfpenny Lane, Louth, where it is alleged clothing, food and drink were stolen between May 30 and June 2.

Double murder suspect Daniel Boulton resisted arrest following a manhunt in Louth | Photo: BBC

Boulton, who appeared in the dock wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey jogging bottoms, spoke only to confirm his name and to enter his not guilty pleas to the charges.

Judge John John Pini QC fixed the case for a trial at Lincoln Crown Court to begin on January 13 next year.

The site of Daniel Boulton’s arrest at Hubbard’s Hill in Louth. | Photo: John Aron

The judge told Boulton: “I am adjourning your case for trial. The trial date is January 13. In the mean time you are remanded in custody.”

The trial is expected to last between three to four weeks.

Boulton was arrested in the Hubbards Hills area of Louth on June 1 as a result of what detectives described as “a tragic, extraordinary, and worrying set of circumstances.”

Police were called to High Holme Road in Louth at 8.29pm on May 31 by paramedics, where they found Ms Vincent and her son dead. Both had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Another young child was found at the home unhurt, Lincolnshire Police said.