No homicide charges for Boston explosion

15/03/2012

The Crown Prosecution Service in the East Midlands has determined that no homicide charges will be brought in relation to the deaths of five men in an explosion on a Boston industrial estate in July last year.

A spokesperson for CPS East Midlands said: "We have advised Lincolnshire Police that there is insufficient evidence to justify a charge of homicide (gross negligence manslaughter) against any individual in relation to the incident.

"The evidence gathered by the police investigation has been reviewed in detail by an experienced senior lawyer from the East Midlands Complex Casework Unit. This evidence does not establish to the criminal standard either the cause of the explosion or the identity of any person responsible."

This decision relates only to the homicide investigation. The case will now be passed to HMRC who will determine whether further investigations are required.