December 1, 2022 3.34 pm This story is over 17 months old

Woman charged with attempted murder after boys stabbed near Boston

She will appear in court on December 2

Update, 2.30pm, 1 December

The 39-year-old woman arrested in connection with an incident in Friskney has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of attempted GBH on an emergency worker and threatening a person with a knife.

Ann Marie McEvoy, of Church Walk, Colchester was charged and remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on 2 December.

Two boys, both aged 10 years old, sustained stab wounds in the incident. Both were taken to hospital, but neither is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Original release:

We attended a property in Fold Hill, Friskney, following a call at 1.49pm on Tuesday, 29 November reporting a concern for safety.

Our officers attended and spoke to the occupant. From around 4.30pm yesterday specially-trained officers negotiated with a woman inside the property, and this continued for several hours. Firearms officers were also present at the scene.

Officers forced entry into the property shortly after 1am this morning (30 November).

Two boys, both aged 10 years old, sustained stab wounds in the incident. Both were taken to hospital, but neither is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She remains in police custody.

Following this incident, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The road was closed for several hours while our officers were at the scene but it has now reopened.

There was no wider threat to residents during the incident.