The family of a mum and son found knifed to death in their home have spoken of their devastation as they reportedly care for a baby found at the scene.
Bethany Vincent, 26, and son Darren Henson, nine, were found with stab injuries in a property in Louth, Lincolnshire on Monday.
Police were called at around 8:30pm by neighbours who heard a baby screaming at the property.
The tot was found unharmed and is now in the care of tragic Bethany’s family, reports The Sun.
Her parents, Darren and Caroline Vincent, are said to be being comforted by relatives at their home in Chapel St. Leonards.
Bethany’s aunt, who has not been named, told the publication: “It’s just so awful. I can’t believe what’s happened.
“I’ve just come back from holiday and need to be with my sister. We’re all absolutely devastated.
“We can’t understand what has happened and why – we can’t comprehend it. It’s unbearable.”
Tributes have flooded in for Bethany and her son – known as DJ – online following the tragedy.
Sister Chloe Vincent said: “Honestly heartbroken […] my poor sister and nephew.”
Daniel Boulton, 29, was arrested in connection with the horror deaths on Tuesday after a 16-hour police manhunt.
Lincolnshire Police said the suspect was Bethany’s ex-partner but was not living in the house at the time of the incident.
A barefoot Boulton was detained after allegedly stabbing an off-duty police officer.
Armed officers and several police vehicles were involved in the arrest at a farm in Hallington, near Louth.
Two officers in high-vis jackets escorted him into a police van around the back of a farm building.
Boulton was wearing no shoes or socks, ripped tracksuit bottoms, an Adidas T-shirt and a Nike jacket, pictures show.
Police said both victims had suffered multiple stab wounds at an “absolutely devastating and dramatic scene” in the Louth house.
A knife believed to have been used to inflict the injuries was recovered, DCS Andy Cox said.
He said no one else was injured at the property where the stabbing happened, but another young child was found there.
“We understand there is speculation that was child was abducted.
“This was not the case and the child has been safeguarded,” Mr Cox added.
Shane Marshall, 18, and his partner Niamh Ismay, 17, who live two doors down from where the double stabbing happened, told the PA news agency they saw armed police and canine units arrive on Bank Holiday Monday.
Mr Marshall said: “Police said they couldn’t tell us much but they said ‘as you can see, it’s very, very serious’.”
Floral tributes have since been laid outside the property.
An air ambulance and a number of police vehicles could also be seen in the Hubbard’s Hill area where the police officer was injured.
Mr Cox said in a statement that the cop suffered “minor injuries”.
He added that he believed the officer who tackled the suspect just happened to identify him.