Darfield arrest - man charged with murder

A MAN arrested at a Darfield home has been charged with the murder of a Lincolnshire man.

Police wielding guns and tasers swooped on the Garden Street house at Darfield on September 22.

They arrested 37-year old Stephen Sleaford of Boston, Lincs, along with a 26 year old woman who has been released on police bail until November 18, pending enquiries.

Sleaford was charged at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on September 26, and was to appear at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday, September 28, as the Times went to press.

The murder charge relates to the death of dad-of-three Janusz Smoderek, 48, who was found stabbed in a garden on Sleaford Road, Boston, on September 11.

Sleaford’s arrest was made by the combined force of South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire police following a week-long man hunt.