This web site uses browser storage to make it easier to use. Please check the box if you consent to this. You can find more detail here

Operation Larch

Appeal for information and recorded footage regarding the murder of Roberts Buncis

Details of Incident

We have now launched a murder investigation in relation to the body found in Alcorn Green, Boston. Following formal identification, we are now in a position to name the boy who lost his life in this tragic incident as 12 year old Roberts Buncis.

A 14 year old boy has been charged with his murder. A 19 year old man was released with no further action. A 13 year old boy has also been arrested in suspicion of murder.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Roberts as our murder investigation continues.

Detective Superintendent Martyn Parker said, “This is a devastating incident in which a young boy has lost his life. The impact will no doubt be felt greatly in the community and beyond. This type of incident is not what we would expect to see within our communities. We are working with those affected to keep them informed and offer our support. I want to reassure the public that we will do all in our power to meticulously investigate the circumstances of this young boys death and we would urge anyone who has any information that could support this investigation to get in touch.”


We would like to make a direct appeal for anyone with external facing CCTV covering the junction of Freiston Road and Woodthorpe Avenue, and the entire length of Wing Drive and Alcorn Green for any footage between the hours 2000hrs 11th December and 1022hrs 12th December 2020.


All information or footage can be provided or uploaded anonymously via this portal.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to a Police Officer regarding this incident, please call 101 Lincolnshire Police quoting incident 116 12/12/2020.

Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.