Illegal distillery theory after five die in explosion

Five people have been killed in an explosion and fire on a Lincolnshire industrial estate in an incident which it’s been reported may have been caused by an illegal vodka distillery.

Lincolnshire police said they were keeping an open mind about the incident, which occurred at 7.28pm yesterday evening in a unit on the Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate in Boston

One person was also injured in the blast and is being treated in hospital.

A police statement said: “At this stage we have no confirmed information as to who the deceased men may be and we are working hard to establish their identities and to inform their families and friends.

“At the present time we are keeping an open mind and we will follow up any and all information that we receive.”