Teenager charged with murder of 12-year-old boy

A youth aged 14 has been charged with murdering a 12-year-old boy.

The body of Roberts Buncis was found on Saturday in Fishtoft, near Boston, Lincolnshire Police said.

The force said in a statement: “Following formal identification we are now in a position to name the boy who lost his life in this tragic incident as 12-year-old Roberts Buncis.

“A 14-year-old boy has been charged with his murder. He has been remanded and will appear at court this morning.”

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man arrested on Saturday remains in police custody.

Speaking at the weekend, Detective Superintendent Martyn Parker said: “This is a devastating incident in which a young boy has lost his life.

“The impact will no doubt be felt greatly in the community and beyond.

“This type of incident is not what we would expect to see within our communities. We are working with those affected to keep them informed and offer our support.

“I want to reassure the public that we will do all in our power to meticulously investigate the circumstances of this young boy’s death and we would urge anyone who has any information that could support this investigation to get in touch.”

Police were called to Alcorn Green in Fishtoft at 10.22am on Saturday, where Roberts’ body was found in a common area at the rear of the street.

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