Lilia Evalyte was 9 years old.
The murder of a 9-year-old girl in the middle of the road, in the city of Boston, in the east of England, while playing with his younger sister, he keeps it shocked the whole country. In the last few hours, British police have arrested a 22-year-old man as a suspect in the murder.
Lilia Evalyte is dead after being stabbed when most of her neighbors returned home from work, in the center of the English town in the county of Lincolnshire, shortly after six in the afternoon on Thursday.
This Saturday, agents who were looking for Lilia’s killer released images of a bearded man wearing a blue shirt and black pants, who was filmed moments before the attack.
The suspect of the crime who has already been arrested
“We urgently ask for the help of the public to identify the man in these photographs, with whom we want to speak after the death of 9-year-old Lilia Evalyte,” reads the statement from the local police. and asked “call 999 immediately“In case you knew him.
Hours later, his arrest was achieved and authorities reported that it was carried out “thanks to a combination of data and intelligence information provided by various citizensOn the same note, they thanked citizens for their help while the investigation continues.
According to local media, the two girls enjoyed themselves while their mother, who allegedly coordinated an employee recruitment service, worked from a table in a coffee shop. less than three meters.
The corner where Lilia Evalyte was killed
According to “The Sun”, the possibility exists that the alleged culprit was a man angry with his motherLina, originally from Lithuania, because he hadn’t paid him for a job he owed him.
The event caused shock in the UK, which has been going through a wave of edged weapons crimes that has been occurring for several months.
Interior Minister Priti Patel expressed his shock at the girl’s death on his Twitter account, assuring that the police have “all the support to carry out a thorough investigation”.
Meanwhile, Boston City Council leader Paul Skinner said the city was “united in mourning.”
“We can’t even imagine for a second the pain that the young woman’s family and friends are going through and our sincere condolences.” The municipal office flag would fly at half mast as a sign of respect, Skinner added.
Previously, the authorities had released two other suspects without charge, after indicating that they had considered what happened “an isolated event“.
Hours after Lilia’s murder, her schoolmates remembered her in a kind of altar in her memory that they placed in the church of San Botolph, known as Boston Stum, just 100 meters from the crime scene.
The altar in homage to Lilia in a church in the area where she was killed
There they lit candles and placed pictures of the little girl to honor her: “She was nice. He liked Harry Potter. He was quiet enough. She was a good friend. she liked to danceA friend from school told the Daily Mail.
“She was a lovely girl. She was nice, funny, affectionate and attentive, ”described another colleague.
With information from EFE