Police name man charged with murder of nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte

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Police have named the man charged with the suspected murder of Lilia Valutyte.

Deividas Skebas, 22, is accused of murdering the nine-year-old, who was stabbed in the street in Boston on Thursday, Lincolnshire Police said.

The force said in a statement: “We have this evening charged 22-year-old Deividas Skebas with the murder of nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte.

“Lilia tragically died following an incident in Fountain Lane, Boston, at around 6.20pm on 28 July. She is believed to have suffered a stab wound.

“Her parents are being supported by specially trained officers, and we would urge for their privacy to be respected at this particularly difficult time. Their welfare continues to be a priority for us.”

Lithuanian national Skebas, 22, of Thorold Street, Boston, is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Monday, the statement added.

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