Courts

Man took ninja weapons collection and BB gun to Spalding park

A man who collects and plays with ninja weapons has been given a suspended prison sentence after being found using them and a replica gun in a Spalding park. Stanislavs Bazutins, 33, of Cortez Close, Spalding admitted three offences of possessing shuriken throwing stars, three offences of possessing throwing knives and one of possessing an imitation firearm, a gas powered ...

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Jail for man who carried out unprovoked knife attack in Spalding

A man has been sentenced to 12 years and four months after being found guilty of slashing his victim’s face in Spalding. James Ellis (23) has been sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court to 12 years and four months in prison after being found guilty of unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm.  The unprovoked attack took place in Spalding, in ...

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Man with gun in Spalding street given suspended sentence

A 21-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence following an armed police raid on a flat in Short Street in May, after the man was twice seen on the streets of Spalding with what appeared to be a hand gun. Kacper Malkiewicz of Cross Street had admitted at a previous court appearance to possession of the air weapon ...

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Facebook fly-tipper faces fine

A man who responded to a Facebook request for the disposal of household waste despite not having a licence was fined last month, after the items were found fly-tipped in Holbeach. Liam Scott was identified following investigations by South Holland District Council, and appeared before Boston Magistrates Court on June 24 for failing to comply with the duty of care ...

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Grandmother drove straight at lorry after locking her family in

A 55-year-old grandmother with mental health problems locked her family in the house before intentionally driving her car into the path of an oncoming lorry. Deborah Ann Jackson died at the scene on the A17, near her home in Garnsgate Road, Long Sutton. At an inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court yesterday (Wednesday), Mrs Jackson’s family apologised to the lorry driver ...

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Woman stole wallet containing ‘irreplaceable’ photographs

A woman took a wallet containing cash and irreplaceable photographs of the 75 year old owner’s dead daughter rather than hand it in, a court has heard. Carly Foster, 30, of Allison Avenue, admitted theft by finding of the wallet, together with the cash, bank cards, driving licence and photographs it contained. Marie Stace, prosecuting, said pensioner, Mr Michael Bramley, ...

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Man wearing just boxers damaged cars with snooker cue.

A snooker cue wielding man wearing just his boxer shorts caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars in a drunken middle of the night spree, a court has heard. William Stuart Miller, 48, of The Chase, Holbeach, has been ordered to pay £700 to the car owners after admitting seven charges of criminal damage when he appeared at ...

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Man who refused to take drink-drive test allowed to keep licence

A Crowland farmer was found by police slumped over the steering wheel of his car with the engine running after a night out drinking. King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (Monday) that Johnathon Edward Cave, who refused to give a breath or blood sample, knew the consequences of drink-driving as he had a conviction in 2000. Magistrates this week allowed ...

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Police officer fined for driving without due care and attention

A police officer has received a fine and three points on his licence after being found guilty of a driving offence in Weston. PC Ryan Martin Murphy (33)entered a guilty plea at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (June 11) after being charged with driving a Suzuki Swift car “without due care and attention” at Broadgate, Weston, on December 8 last ...

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Donington drink-driver collected after crashing car

A labourer from Donington has been banned from driving after crashing on the way home from a pub. Michael John Hatcher (42) had drunk four pints of San Miguel lager before he ditched a car in Main Road, Quadring, at about 11.30pm on November 23 last year. Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates’ Court today, Nick Todd said Hatcher and the defendant’s ...

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Sledgehammer drama as family feud chase ends in crash

A Whaplode St Catherine man picked up a sledgehammer following an apparent car pursuit ending in a collision, after perceived threats towards his wife. Christopher Bryant (53) of Hurdletree Bank, Whaplode St Catherine admitted being in possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said that early on the evening of August 19, ...

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Man attacked in street after making noise complaint

A 62-year-old man with a heart condition was attacked by a man celebrating Easter late at night on Easter Sunday, after a complaint was made about the amount of noise being made. Darius Ambrazaitas (32) of Rhone Walk, Spalding, admitted assaulting Richard Shortland by beating and resisting arrest, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said that ...

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Fraud trial delayed for four months

The trial of a Spalding man accused of failing to supply memorial headstones to his customers has been delayed for four months.   Julian Karl Gaunt, 50, was due to go on trial at Lincoln Crown Court today (Tues).   But the hearing was told Gaunt’s trial could not go ahead as both his legal representatives and Lincolnshire County Council ...

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Spalding man damaged police car while running away from officers

An arrested man who staged a spectacular escape from police custody was caught after just 45 minutes, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Monday). Jason Fovargue was detained by officer on the Sunday of the May Bank Holiday weekend and was taken by van to Boston Police Station.   Hal Ewing, prosecuting, said that Fovargue was not handcuffed and after arriving in the police station’s ...

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Drink driver crashed with 21-month-old son in car

A mum who crashed her car in Moulton while twice the drink-drive limit had her 21-month-old son with her. Katie Wilson’s Alfa Romeo careered into the garden of a cottage in Hallgate just before midnight on April 17.  Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday) that she told a police officer: “Oh my god, I think I fell asleep.” However, the ...

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Suicide verdict after man is hit by train

A troubled Spalding man deliberately put himself in the path of a freight train near his home, an inquest has heard. Jeremy (Jez) Gareth Spikings was instantly killed in the “utterly unpredictable” incident close to Cherry Holt Level Crossing in Pinchbeck in the early hours of December 7 last year. The hearing at Boston Coroner’s Court today (Thursday) was told ...

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Man appears in court on cannabis growing charges

A Whaplode man has appeared in court over a “large-scale growth” of cannabis. Alex Robert Robinson, of Kirkgate, is charged with three offences – all said to have taken place at a farm in Leamlands Lane, Lutton Marsh. The 44-year-old is accused of producing cannabis and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, both on November 21, 2017. He is also ...

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‘Monster’ choir founder jailed for eight years for sex attacks on teenage boy

The “popular and charismatic” founder of a Lincolnshire choir was this afternoon (Friday) jailed for eight years at Lincoln Crown Court after being convicted earlier this month of sex attacks on a teenage boy.   Andrew Clingo (43), who was musical director of the Handful of Harmonies Choir and is a former primary school teacher, was also placed on the sex offenders’ register ...

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Ban for drink driver who injured five in collision with taxi

A man was nearly double the drink drive limit when he collided with a taxi, injuring the five occupants, a court has heard. Alexandru Radu (30) of Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. The court was told that he collided with the taxi at 10.30pm on Saturday, April 13 ...

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Man faces imitation firearm charges

A man has been charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm after someone was reported as having what looked like a gun in their back pocket in Spalding town centre yesterday (Monday) morning. Kacper Malkiewicz, 21, of Cross Street, Spalding, has been bailed to appear at Boston Magistrates Court on June 19. It follows police raiding a property ...

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