March 18, 2022 6.47 pm

Man charged with murder in Broadholme death investigation

Man 48, charged with murder of man, 58

Update 6.42pm, 18 March: We have charged Rolandas Karbauskas, 48, of School Lane in Broadholme, with murder.

He has been charged in connection to the death of 58-year-old Saulius Badgziunas, who was fatally injured at a property in School Lane on Monday 14 March.

Despite best efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karbauskas was arrested at the scene and has been in custody since then.  He will appear before Lincoln District Magistrates Court tomorrow (Saturday 19 March).

Our investigations are continuing.

The family continue to ask for privacy while they deal with their tragic loss.


Update 7.40pm, 16 March

We can now confirm that a man who died at an address in Broadholme was 58-year-old Saulius Badgziunas.

We are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information about the incident, or dashcam footage from the School Lane area between 8am and 2pm on the day of the offence, contact us.

We have launched a dedicated portal for people to report information or submit videos. This can be done anonymously.

Detective Inspector Adrian Czajkowski from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, is leading the investigation. He said: “This is a tragic incident, and our primary goal is to bring justice to the family.

“We would like to reassure people that we believe this incident involved people who were known to each other. As always we are keeping an open mind on the circumstances which lead to his death.

“We are exploring a number of lines of enquiry, and we would now like to hear from anyone who might be able to help with our enquiries. Even if you think the information you have might be of little significance, please get in touch and let us decide how it might fit into the investigation.”

A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody following a custody extension.

If you have any information which could help our investigation, please get in touch in one of the following ways:

  • Submit information via our dedicated Op Lira portal. Information and video footage can be submitted anonymously
  • Call our non-emergency number, 101 quoting incident 239 of 14th March
  • Email [email protected] – don’t forget to quote incident 239 of 14th March in the subject line.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity, CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

*The family would like privacy while they deal with their loss.


Original release 15 March:

We have launched a murder investigation into the death of a 58-year-old man at an address in School Lane, Broadholme, near Saxilby.

We have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Officers were called to the address at 1.38pm yesterday (Monday 14 March) to reports from East Midlands Ambulance Service that a man had died at the property. Next of kin are aware, and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Specialist teams are currently on scene conducting their enquiries, and there will remain a heavy police presence in the area for at least the next few days.

This remains a live investigation, and updates will provided when they are available.

Our original release can be found here.

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Reference: Incident 239 of 14 March