Courts

Two deny attempted murder charges

Two men today (Monday, April 6) denied a charge of attempted murder at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court. Anthony Madine, 20, of Cradge Bank, Spalding, and Junior Titilawo,25, of Aspen Green, Huntingdon, appeared via video link Both men denied the attempted murder of 24 year old Liam Heffernan and possession of a prohibited firearm. Judge Simon Hirst set a trial date of 1 ...

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Head charged with child sex offences

The head teacher of St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School in West Pinchbeck has been charged with three counts of online sexual offences against a child. Lincolnshire Police said James Shawley (43), of Hereward Street in Bourne, has been charged with the following online offences: Attempting sexual communication with a child, attempt to cause or incite a child to ...

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Factory worker was sexually explicit in messages to girl (13)

A Crowland man who was sexually explicit when privately messaging a 13-year-old girl has been given a two-year community order. Jason Mark Church (20) must carry out a sex offender treatment programme and 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement days as part of the order imposed by magistrates in Boston on Wednesday. He will also be subject to a five-year Sexual ...

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Drove eight times over cannabis limit

A Spalding driver has been banned and fined after admitting driving with eight times the permitted level of cannabis in his system. Graham Stevan Kirkpatrick, 35, of Queens Road, was seen driving his Iveco van in Holbeach Road, Spalding at 4am on September 14 and admitted to police he had been smoking cannabis the night before. Jim Clare, prosecuting at ...

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Man fined for cocaine possession

A man has been given a ‘wake-up’ call after being arrested for being in possession of cocaine in a Spalding night spot. Ashley Jones, 25, of Boyfields, Quadring admitted the offence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Magistrates heard that door staff had discovered Jones and another man sniffing cocaine in the toilets of the XO nightclub in Westlode ...

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Long Sutton man publicly exposed himself for ‘sexual thrill’

A Long Sutton man who stood just outside his house at a time when children were going to school, ‘completely naked’ and with an erect penis and masturbating, did it for the ‘sexual thrill’, a court has heard. Lee Jonathon Harvey (26) of Gedney Road, Long Sutton, admitted indecently exposing himself in order to cause offence, when he appeared at ...

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Spalding man among alleged drug dealers to face trial

Three alleged drug dealers have been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on charges of dealing in heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. Alzcan Calzskan (19) of Washway Road, Spalding and Bree Jaon Murphy (21) of Witham Town, Boston are both alleged to have been concerned in the supplying of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin between December 1 2017 and ...

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Tenant took and crashed landlady’s car

A 24-year-old tenant took his landlady’s car without her permission and crashed it into a van. Pereira Fernandes of Wignals Gate, Holbeach admitted aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance or a driving licence at Boston Magistrates Court this week. The court heard he had taken his landlady’s Ford Fiesta at 9.30am on November 8 2019 without her permission and ...

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Drug driver more than three times over the limit

A Spalding man found driving with more than three times the permitted level of cannabis in his bloodstream, has been fined and banned from driving. Boston Magistrates heard that Alvaro Manuel Rio de Melo, 28, of Medlock Crescent, was stopped by police in Halmer Paddock, Spalding at 3am on August 18 last year after he was seen by police breaking ...

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Paedophile among latest jailed drug dealers

A Gosberton Risegate drug dealer jailed today in the latest round of sentencing for a huge drugs bust was also convicted this week of two charges of sexual assault on a child. Following the first round of sentencing at Lincoln Crown court yesterday, today more South Holland drug dealers have been sent to jail. Matthew Creese (35) of Clough Road, ...

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Man in court charged with attempting to groom girl (13)

A Crowland teenager has appeared in court on allegations of attempting to groom a 13-year-old. Jason Church, 19, of Reform Street, is accused of attempting to groom a 13- year-old girl for sex between December 27, 2018 and January, 11 2019 by sending her sexually explicit text messages. He entered no plea to the allegation when he appeared at Boston ...

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Drunk man drove work van after getting taxi home from night out

A man who took a taxi to get home after a night out then, ‘for some strange reason’ took out his work’s van and crashed it, a court has heard. Piers Foster, 31, of Sharman Way, Spalding admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates at Boston. The court heard that he crashed the van into a telegraph ...

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Teenagers in court over Spalding robberies

Three teenagers have appeared in court over a string of robbery offences in Spalding in March last year. Ethan Nicholas Brown (19), of Matmore Gate, Spalding, and a boy and girl both aged 17, who cannot be named due to their age, appeared before District Judge Peter Veits at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. All three are accused of two ...

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Man smashed door after claim disabled friend was mistook for being drunk

A Spalding man smashed a door pane at a town pub after it was claimed a disabled friend was thrown out when bouncers mistook her for being drunk. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday that Ian Fountain (48) has known The Punchbowl landlord Peter Williams for ten years and became frustrated when Mr Williams did not appear interested in hearing ...

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Jailed for 80mph police chase through South Holland

A man who drove at 80 mph in a bid to get away from pursuing police officers has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Albert Lee, who did not have a full licence and had never had any driving lessons, attracted the attention of officers when his car was flagged up as uninsured as he drove along the A17 at ...

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Partner’s death sparks call to help the homeless

A woman is urging others to give to the homeless this Christmas after her partner tragically died spending a night outside. George Henry Parry (64) was found semi-conscious lying amid puddles between Pecks Drove West and the A16 in Spalding on the morning of December 17 last year. He died two days later at Peterborough City Hospital after suffering multiple ...

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Pensioner jailed in charges over girl (9)

A pensioner has been jailed for four years over sexual offence charges involving a nine-year-old child. Melvyn John Brannan (pictured), of Glen Avenue Pinchbeck, was sentenced by Lincoln Crown Court on November 14. The 65-year-old was given four years for causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and two years to run concurrent for engaging in sexual ...

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Spalding man charged after collision in Crowland killed woman and injured 11-year-old

A Spalding man has been charged following a fatal collision on the A16 near Crowland earlier this year which also injured an 11-year-old girl. Katy Cunningham, 46, of Temple Grange, Peterborough died when the grey Peugeot 3008 she was driving was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van on January 23. An 11-year-old girl passenger in the ...

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Teen with combat knife and drugs in car given suspended sentence

A teenager narrowly avoided immediate custody after admitting carrying a combat-type knife in his car. College student Daniel Upton, of Daniels Gate, Long Sutton, was also in possession of quantities of amphetamine and cannabis. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday that police found the items with him after being alerted by a member of the public about a disturbance. Prosecutor ...

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Drug-driver caught twice in eight days

A Weston Hills man has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drug-driving twice in eight days. Former self-employed motor vehicle dealer Craig Michael Thornton had a cocaine derivate in his system during both stops by police. The 33-year-old, of Austendyke Road, appeared before magistrates in King’s Lynn on Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts ...

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