United Kingdom – A 9-year-old Lithuanian girl was stabbed to death at Fountain Lane, Boston on Thursday, Lincolnshire Police said.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal attack, however authorities have not released their names.
“A nine-year-old girl sadly died as a result of what we believe to be a stab wound.” Lincolnshire police said in a statement. “We have arrested two people in connection with the incident.”
“We believe this to be an isolated incident. We are pursuing extensive lines of enquiry and have committed a number of resources to this investigation. You will see more officers patrolling the area, and we have a high number of specialist detectives who have been brought in to assist the investigation.” police said.
According to British media, Lilia Valutyte was outside playing with her younger sister within yards of her mother when she was stabbed to death.
The Daily Mail reported:
Horrifying new details surrounding the death of a nine-year-old schoolgirl emerged tonight as it was claimed she had been playing in the street with her sister, five, just yards away from their mother before tragedy struck.
Lilia Valutyte, whose family were from Lithuania, was found on a quiet lane in Boston at around 6.20pm yesterday – with locals left in ‘profound shock’ and the local MP appealing for national assistance to catch the killer.
It is believed little Lilia was playing with her younger sister at the time of the appalling attack, as their mother, Lina Savicke, worked on her tablet as she tried to keep a watchful eye over her girls.
The nine-year-old died after suffering a single stab wound on a quaint high street lane, just outside a recruitment agency that Ms Savicke had worked for. Lincolnshire Police declined to comment on whether they believe the attack was linked to her role there.
Devastated residents described seeing a discarded toy pram, understood to belong to Lilia’s sibling, at the crime scene late on Thursday.
Others said Ms Savicke had been spent several months working from a desk near to the murder scene and had often let the children play outside as it was usually ‘a quiet street’.
One source told the Sun: ‘I think they had a hula-hoop and dolly’s pushchair. I’m sure she [Ms Savicke] would have been inside’.
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