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Police find knife in Boston murder case

Stephen Anthony Sleaford
Image caption Police are searching for Stephen Sleaford in connection with the murder

Police have found a knife they believe was used in the murder of 48-year-old Janusz Smoderek in Boston.

Mr Smoderek was found stabbed to death in a garden off Sleaford Road on 11 September.

Detectives want to trace Stephen Anthony Sleaford in connection with the murder but efforts to find the 37-year-old have so far been unsuccessful.

Two other men, aged 24 and 28, have been arrested and bailed in connection with the death.

Mr Sleaford, from Boston, is 5ft 6in (1.52m) tall, of average build with brown hair that is greying at the sides and is known to police.

He has an East Anglian accent, brown eyes and may be wearing glasses.

He is heavily tattooed on his hands and arms and also has distinctive tattoos on his neck including a Leeds United Division 1 champions rosette.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Gibbon, leading the investigation, said anyone who saw Mr Sleaford should contact police or Crimestoppers.

Mr Smoderek, who was married and lived in the Revesby Avenue area of Boston, is understood to have worked at a local vegetable packing firm.

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