Police hunt driver 'who gave Daniel Boulton lift' to village where mum and son, 9, stabbed to death

Police hunt driver 'who gave Daniel Boulton lift' to village where mum and son, 9, stabbed to death

DETECTIVES are hunting a driver who is suspected of driving double murder suspect Daniel Boulton to the village where a mum and her son were found stabbed to death. 

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the alleged killer on the 10-mile trip that he took on Monday from Saltfleetby to Louth, Lincs, to come forward. 

Boulton, 27, was arrested barefoot on Tuesday at a farm near Louth, screaming at neighbours “let me in, let me in” after a 15-hour manhunt.

His ex-girlfriend Bethany Vincent, 26, and her son Darren 'DJ'Henson, 9,  were stabbed to death in High Holme Road, Louth, at around 8.29pm the previous day.

Lincolnshire Police believe that Boulton, who remains in custody, “may have got a lift” to the village before the murders took place. 

Detective Inspector Andy McWatt, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: "Daniel Boulton may have got a lift from Saltfleetby to Louth on May 31.

"If you have information relating to this, please get in touch.

"Our investigation continues at a pace, and even a sighting or any piece of information – however small you think it may be – could prove vital."

The force said both victims had suffered multiple stab wounds at an "absolutely devastating and dramatic scene", and a knife believed to have been used to inflict the injuries was recovered.

Bethany and "cheeky chappy" Darren were discovered dead after neighbours heard a baby screaming at the house

The tot was unharmed and is now in the care of Bethany's family as they "come to terms with their loss".

An off-duty Lincolnshire Police officer was also injured in the Hubbard's Hill area of Louth amid the manhunt for Boulton.

A neighbour at the scene of where a man was arrested in connection with the double stabbing said she managed to escape after he banged on her car window.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said after the man attempted to get into her car, she drove down the road to where she had seen police vehicles in nearby Hubbard's Hills.

Forensic officers also appeared at the scene of the arrest around four hours later.

Armed officers and several police vehicles were involved in the arrest at the farm in Hallington, with two officers escorting Boulton into a police van around the back of a farm building.

He was wearing no shoes or socks, ripped tracksuit bottoms, an Adidas T-shirt and a Nike jacket.

An air ambulance and a number of police vehicles could be seen in the Hubbard's Hill area where a police officer was injured.

Police said no-one else was injured at the property where the stabbing happened, but another young child was found there and they have since been safeguarded.

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