From Lincolnshire Police:

Following formal identification, on the day that should have been his 13th birthday, 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. He has been remanded and will appear at court this morning. 

The 19 year old man, arrested yesterday, remains in police custody.   

Update at 1330, 13 December:

We have now launched a murder investigation in relation to the body found in Fishtoft yesterday. Final identification is yet to take place but we now believe the victim to be a boy of secondary school age

Two males, aged 14 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody.

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 boy’s 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 8.00 pm on 11 December and 10.22 am 12 December 2020.

If you can assist our investigation, please contact us in one of the following ways:

  • By visiting our dedicated Operation Larch portal where you can submit information anonymously direct to our investigation team. 
  • By calling 101 quoting the reference 116 of 12 December 2020
  • By emailing – please remember to put the reference 116 of 12 December in the subject box
  • You can also contact us through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at