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Lincolnshire Police Murder Investigation in Bassingham area.

Lincolnshire Police Major Crime

Police are investigating the murder of Holly Bramley (latterly Metson) following a report of concern for her safety on Friday 24th March 2023.


Nicholas Metson, of Shuttleworth House, has been charged with her murder on Monday 28th March 2023.


Josh Hancock, of Walnut Close in Waddington, has been charged with assisting an offender and disposing of a corpse to obstruct a coroner on Wednesday 29th March 2023.


Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. 


Searches linked to this investigation are ongoing in the Bassingham area.


We are appealing for anyone in the Bassingham area to consider and review their CCTV, or Dash-cam / Doorbell-cam footage between the hours of 12 noon on Friday 24 March 2023 and 3pm on Saturday 25 March 2023 in case they have captured anything of significance.


Similarly, we would like to appeal generally to anyone with information that they believe could assist our investigation.


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Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to Lincolnshire Police, please call 101 with incident reference 462 of 24 March 2023

Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at