Murder charge over Lincoln scald death

Sonny Grey
Image caption Boiling water from a kettle was poured over Mr Grey

A man has appeared in court charged with murder over the death of a man who had boiling water poured over him.

Sonny Grey died in hospital after three men assaulted him at his home in Westwick Gardens, Lincoln, on 29 October and stole cash and jewellery.

The 70-year-old was scalded with water from a kettle, which is thought to have contributed to his death, police said.

Rocky Curtis, 24, from Newbridge Lane in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, has been charged with murder.

Mr Curtis, who was remanded at Lincoln Magistrates' Court, was arrested on Monday.

He is due to appear at the city's crown court on Thursday for a bail hearing.

A 24-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, both also from Wisbech, were also arrested.

The man and woman are helping with inquiries, said the Lincolnshire force.

Two other men - aged 27 and 29 - were arrested in March and released on police bail.

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