Boston river murder victim named by police

Jan Pawel Stochnialek
Image caption Police have asked for help in tracing Mr Stochnialek's movements

A murder victim whose body was found in a Lincolnshire river has been named by police.

Jan Pawel Stochnialek, 28, a Polish national living on Albert Street in Boston, was found dead in the North Forty Foot drain on Wednesday.

Det Ch Insp Matt Hewson, from Lincolnshire Police, said early indications suggested Mr Stochnialek had been the victim of an assault.

Anyone with information about the man's death should contact police.

Det Ch Insp Hewson said, "We are very keen to hear from anyone who knew Jan Pawel or who has knowledge of his whereabouts from Christmas Eve onwards.

"Although his body was found in the waterway close to the town centre, it is possible that it entered the water some distance upriver and I am appealing to anyone, such as fishermen and dog walkers, to think back over recent weeks and contact us if they recall seeing any suspicious activity along the waterway."

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