Boy, 14, appears in court accused of murder of 12-year-old

A 14-year-old boy appeared before magistrates in Lincoln this morning (Mon) charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a 12 year old boy in Fishtoft.
Police tape near the spot Roberts' body was foundPolice tape near the spot Roberts' body was found
Police tape near the spot Roberts' body was found

He appeared in a secure, glass-fronted dock alongside two security officers for the two minute hearing.

The boy , who was represented by solicitor Roger Lowther, had a bandage on his right hand. He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and home address.

He is accused of the murder of Roberts Buncis who was due to celebrate his 13th birthday today.

Roberts' body was found in a common area at the rear of Alcorn Green, Fishtoft, at 10.22am on Saturday

Deputy District Judge James Gould remanded the 14-year-old to appear before Lincoln Crown Court later today.

The judge made an order prohibiting publication of the name of the defendant.

The accused 14 year old boy was arrested over the weekend along with a 19 year old after police launched a murder investigation on Saturday.

The 19-year-old remains in custody.

Police released a picture of Roberts with his dad earlier today.