We have charged 37-year-old Nicholas Ward with the murder of 38-year-old Tony McDermott.
Ward, of Eton Street, Grantham, was charged this afternoon (16 October) following a fast-paced investigation.
He has been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Our investigation is ongoing.
Update 2.06pm 16 October
We can now confirm that the man who was pronounced dead at a property in Eton Street, Grantham, was 38-year-old Tony McDermott.
His family is being offered support by specially-trained officers, and we would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.
Our investigation into the circumstances of his death are ongoing, and we will remain in the local area for the next few days while forensic investigations and other enquiries by investigators are carried out.
A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody where he is being interviewed by detectives.
If you have information which can help but we have not yet spoken with you, please come forward call 101 or email [email protected], quoting incident 47 of 14 October in the subject line.
Pictured below is Tony.
Original release, 14 October
We received an emergency 999 call this morning, Saturday 14 October, just after 4.20am, reporting a man had been found with serious injuries at a house in Eton Street. Officers attended and found a man with what are believed to be knife wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been made aware.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder; he remains in custody. Our officers and staff will remain at the scene and in the local area as our investigation continues.
Detective Inspector Melanie Crutchley, Senior Investigating Officer, East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “We are at the very early stages in our investigation. I appreciate the local community will be concerned by this sad news this morning. I can say we have arrested a man in his 30s and are not looking for anyone else at this stage. He remains in custody and we will update as the enquiry progresses.
"I would appeal for anyone who believes they can help with information to get in touch.”
Anyone who believes they may have information that will help our investigation is asked to call 101 or email [email protected], quoting incident 47 of 14 October in the subject line.