A man has been charged with the murder of nine-year-old Lillia Valutyte in Lincolnshire.
Deividas Skebas, 22 years old, was arrested by the police two days later Lillia was found dead after being stabbed in Boston around 6:20 p.m. Thursday.
Lincolnshire Police said the Lithuanian citizen, of Thorold Street, Boston, will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court, on Monday.
Officers arrested Skebas in the Central Park area of Boston around 2:45 p.m. Saturday following “a combination of intelligence and information provided by members of the public.”
“This is a heartbreaking case that has affected many people in Boston, and beyond,” said Superintendent Martyn Parker.
“Thinking of us continuing to be with Lilia’s family at this particularly difficult time.
“The response to such a horrific incident has involved dedicating significant resources to the investigation, and engaging with those in Boston who are understandably shocked by Lilia’s death.”
Lillia is said to have been playing with her sister on the street just meters from the office where their mother was working.
According to locals, the girls had a hula-hoop and a toy trolley left at the scene.
Interior Minister Priti Patel described Lillia’s death as “appalling”.