A murder investigation has been opened after a nine-year-old girl died from a suspected stabbing on Thursday night.
Lincolnshire Police said officers were called to the scene on Fountain Lane in Boston around 6.20pm Thursday.
The force said the area has been cordoned off and will be at the scene for the foreseeable future.
In a statement posted on their website, police said the incident was being treated as a murder.
The victim’s parents have been notified and the force said their “thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time”.
“His family will be supported by specialist-trained officers,” the brief statement added.
Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness Matt Warman said he had been in contact with the police minister to ensure national assistance was available for the investigation into the murder.
“Deeply shocking news in Boston tonight,” Mr. Warman said.
“I have spoken to senior officers locally and am extremely grateful for all the work of the emergency services.
“I have also been in contact with the Minister of Police, Tom Pursglove, to ensure that any national assistance that may be useful is made available as quickly as possible.