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Lincolnshire Police - Request for Information

Lincolnshire Police murder investigation into the death of John Connolly 18/06/2024

Operation Linen - Lincolnshire Police

We have launched a murder investigation following the death of 69 year old Mr John Connolly of Portland Street.

Officers attended Portland Street following a call at 11.39am on Tuesday (18 June) and found Mr Connolly deceased.


We are appealing for witnesses and any other information that can help progress our investigation.


If you have relevent digital photos, videos, CCTV, or Dash-cam / Doorbell-cam footage please submit via the Portal form.


Update 8.15pm, 25 June

We have charged Owen Blades, 26, of Tennyson Street, Gainsborough, with murder following the death of John Connolly.

He has also been charged with shop theft relating to an incident reported by Tesco in Lincoln High Street, and burglary at a separate address in the area.

Our investigation into John’s death is continuing, and we would ask anyone who has not yet come forward with information that may assist with our investigation to get in touch.

Contact Information

You can call 101 quoting incident 160 18/06/2024 or crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at