Courts

No apparent reason why pensioner (76) drove on wrong side of road

An elderly Spalding man was killed when he drove into the path of an oncoming lorry for no apparent reason, an inquest has heard. Trevor Chapman (76) died on the Spalding-bound carriageway of the A16, about a mile-and-a-half from the Sutterton roundabout on Sunday, November 11 last year. He was alone in his Vauxhall Astra van when it collided with ...

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Wife watched collision that killed husband

A wife watched in her wing mirror as her 80-year-old husband’s car collided with a lorry he’d pulled out in front of. James (Jim) John Hurley, of Surfleet, died instantly in the incident, an inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court heard on Tuesday. The tragic collision as Mr Hurley pulled out of The Drayton at Swineshead was witnessed by his wife, ...

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Cowbit man in court over triple deaths

A 26-year-old-man from Cowbit has appeared in court charged with death by dangerous driving after an RTC that killed three people in Peterborough. Tommy Whitmore of Stonegate appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Monday. The charge relates to an RTC on Fletton Parkway on April 14. He is due to appear before Peterborough Crown Court on May 20. Sister and ...

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Man brought hands up to officer’s throat in assault of policeman

A police sergeant was assaulted as he helped fellow officers arrest a Sutton Bridge man at his home. Graham Paul Day kicked Sgt Dan Brigginshaw and brought his handcuffed hands up to the officer’s throat, Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday). The arrest came after police attended the property in Withington Street at 12.30am on March 10, following a call ...

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Man charged as five injured in RTC

A man will appear in court charged with drink driving after an RTC between a taxi and a Mini Cooper in Spalding on Saturday night that left five people injured. Alexandru Gabriel Radu (30), of Cradge Bank, Spalding, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol limit above limit after the incident on St Thomas’s Road at around ...

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Teenager who lives in tent said knife he had in supermarket was for cutting bread

A teenager, who has been living in a tent in the Spalding area, was found in possession of a knife when he was stopped by security staff in a town supermarket, a court has heard. Kacper Krzoska, 19, of no fixed address but formerly of Deepdale Lane in Nettleham, admitted possession of the lock knife, which had a seven centimetre ...

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Man who faces deportation for knife offence has ‘history of offending’

A 63-year-old Lithuanian who faces possible deportation after being found unlawfully with knives in Sainsbury’s had a history of offending in his home country The Voice can reveal. However The Home Office has refused to say what previous convictions Kestutis Kisielius has after he was led away from Boston Magistrates’ Court in handcuffs on Wednesday April 3, despite being given ...

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Skingsly showed ‘no remorse’ – Lincolnshire Police

A senior investigation officer with Lincolnshire Police has praised the family of Kevin Nix and said the woman who killed him had shown “no remorse”. Alison Skingsly, of Thames Road, Spalding, was cleared of murder but convicted of the manslaughter of the 46-year-old Kevin Nix and sentenced to ten years in prison. The incident took place on 24 June last ...

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Wheelchair-bound man died from gas inhalation during house fire

A fatal house fire was probably started by a portable gas heater toppling over as the victim tried to turn it off, an inquest has heard. Wheelchair-bound Richard Jackson (64) died from the inhalation of fumes from the fire at his home in Water Gate, Quadring Eaudyke. A resumed inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court on Tuesday was told that the ...

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Grandmother on family outing found man hanging in town centre park

A 29-year-old man died five days after being found hanging in a Long Sutton park by a grandmother there with her family, an inquest has heard Boston Coroner’s Court today (Thursday) heard passers by were able to help Robert Lochnicki down still alive but he died from his injuries in hospital on June 12 last year. The 29-year-old, of Anfield ...

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Spalding man assaulted off-duty police officer

A drunken man who assaulted an off-duty police officer who stepped in to protect his own mother has been fined £83 by magistrates in Boston. Luke Purvis (22) of Windsover Road, Spalding admitted assaulting the off-duty officer Alex Irving by beating in Spalding on February 22. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Mr Irving had gone out for the evening with his ...

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Coroner to report A16 junction after four fatalities

A junction on the A16 at Crowland is to be reported to the Government and Lincolnshire County Council by a senior coroner as “not a fit and proper configuration”. The ‘island’ junction – where the B1166 Hulls Drove and James Road meet the trunk road – has been the scene of up to four fatalities since its installation in 2010, ...

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Repeat drink driver banned for three years

A three time drink driver from Spalding told a court he would not be driving again, but then asked Boston magistrates to be allowed to take the course that would reduce his driving ban. Svajunas Bagdonavicius, 47, of Holyrood Walk admitted failing to provide a breath test for analysis after he was arrested by police on suspicion of drunk driving ...

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Woman accused of murder tells court she didn’t intend to cause harm

A woman accused of murdering her partner after driving for nearly 200 metres with him on the bonnet of her car today (Wednesday) told a jury that she had not intended to harm him.   Alison Skingsly, giving evidence to the jury at Lincoln Crown Court,  said she had earlier argued with Kevin Nix after he flirted with another woman while ...

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Holbeach drink-driver three times over the limit

A Holbeach van driver, who was almost three times the drink-drive limit when he struck a parked car, has been banned from the roads for more than two years. Magistrates heard that Timothy Robert Patrick (41) was at the wheel of a Ford Connect van which hit the rear of a BMW in Sutton Road, Walpole Cross Keys. The car ...

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Spalding woman denies murder as Crowland car killing trial continues

A woman killed her partner after carrying him on the bonnet of their car along a rural road following an argument during a Sunday afternoon trip to a pub, a jury was told this afternoon (Tuesday).   Alison Skingsly (43) drove out of the pub car park with Kevin Nix on the bonnet before continuing onto a rural road and across a river before coming to a halt. ...

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Veteran railwayman sits on drunk burglar

An 85-year-old veteran from South Holland sat on a drunk, knife wielding burglar and told him he’d shot “better men in Korea”. Korean War veteran John Headington and his 57-year-old wife Susan were praised by a judge who jailed drunk burglar Robert Barnes this week. Former railway worker Mr Headington, who has had two hip replacements, grabbed the burglar in ...

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Man who had knife in Punchbowl sent to jail

A man seen with a folded lock-knife in a Spalding pub and subsequently chased by police has been sent to jail. Ben Heffernan, 22, of Wide Bargate, Boston, had already pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article, namely a folded lock knife, in a public place in the incident at The Punchbowl on July 7 last year. He was sentenced ...

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Man (81) in court over sexual abuse charges involving girl (14)

An 81-year-old man has appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on historic sexual abuse charges involving a girl under 14. Colin Ringer of Seagate Road, Long Sutton entered no pleas to the eight charges he faces, which are four allegations of indecent assault, one of gross indecency, two of rape and one of a serious sexual assault. All the alleged offences relate ...

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Weston Hills teenage driver caused death by careless driving

A Weston Hills teenage driver, who killed a 47-year-old cyclist when he knocked him off his bicycle, has escaped a custodial sentence at Boston Magistrates Court. Hadley Fisher (19) of Broadgate, Weston Hills, admitted causing the death of Jason Ingle by careless driving on February 17 last year. Prosecuting, Ruth Snodin said that during the evening, Fisher was using a ...

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