March 11, 2022 1.00 pm

Boston park bones discovery delays murder trial for further forensics

The accused was due to face trial next month

The trial of a man accused of murdering missing Boston woman Ilona Golabek has been put back until later in the year after police found parts of her body at a beauty spot.

Kamil Ranoszek, 40, of Wormgate, Boston, was due to go on trial at Lincoln Crown Court on April 25.

However prosecutors have now asked for the trial date to be vacated to allow more time for the police investigation.

Gordon Aspden QC told a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court more time was now required to carry out further forensic tests.

Mr Aspden said further police searches are also taking place in Witham Way Country Park, where body parts belonging to Ms Golabek were found, and in the nearby River Witham.

The application to put back the trial was not opposed by defence barrister John McNally, who was representing Ranoszek.

Judge John Pini QC fixed the trial for a new date at Lincoln Crown Court on September 19. The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

A further pre-trial hearing will take place on May 13 at Lincoln Crown Court.

Ranoszek, who followed the proceedings via a Polish interpreter, was remanded back into custody.

Last week Lincolnshire Police revealed they had found body parts belonging to Ms Golabek in Witham Way Country Park, Boston.

A report was made to Lincolnshire Police force control room on February 19 about suspected human remains, which were found in the park.

Officers recovered bones from the scene and then began examining three further ‘areas of interest’ within the park.

They found further human remains while doing so, including body parts concealed in bags, which were sent off for DNA tests to be carried out.

On March 1, Lincolnshire Police confirmed the remains were those of missing Boston woman Ilona Golabek.

Ms Golabek was reported as being missing from Boston on November 9 last year and following an investigation, Lincolnshire Police launched a murder inquiry.

Her partner, Kamil Ranoszek, was arrested on November 23 as part of this inquiry and was later charged with Ilona’s murder, which he denies.