Nine-year-old girl who died from suspected stab wound in Boston named

Police have named a nine-year-old girl who died from a suspected stab wound in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Lilia Valutyte was found at the scene in Fountain Lane at around 6.20pm on Thursday, Lincolnshire Police said.

It comes after two people were arrested as part of a murder investigation following the “isolated incident”, the force said on Friday morning.

Later in the afternoon, Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Lilia’s family and friends.”

Floral tributes have been left for Lilia (Joe Giddens/PA)

The senior officer had described the nine-year-old’s death as an “utter tragedy”.

Lilia’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Those who wish to leave flowers and tributes can leave them at the corner of Fountain Lane and Fountain Place, it was said.

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