A heartbroken dad has shared his final selfie with his nine-year-old son after the boy and and his mother were stabbed to death.
Kieran Henson said his son Darren ‘DJ’ Henson was “my world and my shining star”, and gave him “more strength that any man could take in”.
DJ and his mother Bethany (Beth) Vincent, 26, were found stabbed to death at her home in Louth, Lincolnshire, on Monday night.
Ms Vincent’s 29-year-old former partner, Daniel Boulton, has been charged with murder, and was due to appear in court on Friday.
A second child was found uninjured inside the home.
Paying tribute to his son, Mr Henson shared a selfie that he had originally posted on Facebook on May 21, ten days before the incident.
Mr Henson wrote: “This was the last photo I took with you my boy. I love you so much an it breaks me to write this.
“You were my world and my shining star.
“Whenever I were down I would think of you and you would give me more strength that any man could take in.
“Justice will never be served to what happened to your beautiful self and beautiful mum.
“Jjust know I will honour your memory until I can’t breathe any more! I love and miss you both so much.
“Sleep tight my boy.”
Ms Vincent’s father, Darren, also paid tribute to his daughter and DJ, as he shared a photo of the mother and son.
Mr Vincent thanked well-wishers for their support during “this horrendous time we are going through”.
Police discovered the bodies of a woman and child in a home in Louth
He added: “Ours and Kieran’s beautiful children were taken from us way too early.
“The only comfort we can take from this is that Bethany and DJ will be together forever.
“My amazing wife is an absolutely broken woman who has lost her babies…. our babies.
“There are no words to describe what my wife is going through and what we will go through for the rest of our lives.
“Kieran was an amazing and devoted father to DJ. And we are proud he is part of our family.”
Boulton was also charged with wounding with intent to resist arrest after an incident on Tuesday morning in which an off-duty Lincolnshire Police officer was stabbed in the Hubbard’s Hills area of the town.
An air ambulance and a number of police vehicles could be seen in the Hubbard’s Hill area where the officer was injured.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the second stabbing incident at a farm near Louth.
Boulton, of Skegness, also faces a charge of burglary, and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
A senior officer with the Lincolnshire force described the case as “one of the most tragic and upsetting investigations” they had dealt with.
Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, head of crime at Lincolnshire Police, said: “This has been one of the most tragic and upsetting investigations that we have ever dealt with.
“Our thoughts continue to be with the families of Bethany and Darren as they grieve these unimaginable losses.
“Throughout the investigation we have received brilliant support. The people of Louth have shown how strong their community is, and I’d like to pay tribute to the help we’ve had from them.
“Many in the media, too, have been a fantastic support to us in sharing our messages and appeals.”
Mr Cox added: “Given the scale of the investigation, officers from several departments across the Force have been involved and worked extremely long hours in a fast-moving investigation.
“We have also been assisted by our colleagues at the East Midlands Special Operations Unit and Humberside Police, and I am very grateful to them.
“It’s really important now that members of the public refrain from posting speculation on social media as this is an ongoing criminal process.
“We’d also ask people to respect the families’ privacy at this exceptionally difficult time.”
Police have urged anyone with information that could assist their inquiry to come forward.