Courts

Brothers turned on fire fighters trying to rescue their mum from blazing property

Two brothers turned on fire fighters who were trying to rescue their mother from her blazing property, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday.   Jason Dodd and Simon Harrison were aggressive and threatening towards the fire fighters who answered a call to deal with a fire at the property in Holyrood Walk, Spalding.   Dodd went on to produce an air ...

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Trio jailed for house shooting in Long Sutton

Three South Holland men have been jailed for their part in a shooting in Long Sutton.   Lloyd Peter Hook (22), Samuel James Tooke (26) and Shane Kelk (23) were all convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after the incident in Anfield Close.   The men went to a property on Sunday, January ...

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Holbeach pensioner found guilty of bomb hoax in Lincolnshire Co-op store

A 71-year-old Holbeach man has been found guilty of creating a bomb hoax in the town’s Lincolnshire Co-op store. David James Edwards, of Hallgate, had denied placing a brown package in the Fleet Street store on January 27, 2017, “with the intention of inducing in another a belief the said article was likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause ...

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Man (38) ‘committed fraud’ in driving licence application

A Tongue End resident has appeared in court accused of fraud. Krzysztof Zaja (38), of Everard Road, is said to have submitted a false document on October 14, 2016, intending to make a gain, namely obtaining a full English driving licence for himself. Zaja appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on June 7 and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He ...

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Spalding motorist (78) is twice drink-drive limit

A 78-year-old Spalding man has been banned from the roads for 20 months after being caught more than twice the drink-drive limit. Michael Stuart Edwards, of Parkside Crescent, was arrested in St Thomas’s Road, Spalding, on May 6. He had 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Edwards pleaded guilty to driving with ...

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Spalding man (39) accused of fraudulently evading income tax

A Spalding man charged with fraudulent evasion of income tax during a four-year period has had his case sent for trial. Jonathan Peter Warfield (39), of Sharman Way, appeared before magistrates in Lincoln on Tuesday (June 13). He is said to have committed the offence between April 6, 2011 and April 5, 2015. The charge was brought by the Specialist ...

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FINALLY REVEALED: Daughter of Liz Edwards murdered her mum and sister

One of the two 14-year-olds who murdered Spalding dinner lady Liz Edwards and daughter Katie (13) last year was Kim Edwards, Liz’s second-eldest daughter. Reporting restrictions have been lifted by judges at the Court of Appeal so the identities of Kim and boyfriend Lucas Markham – both 14 at the time of the killings in April 2016 – can be ...

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Former SHDC staff member and wife die ‘in suicide pact’

A former South Holland District Council employee and his wife died in an apparent suicide pact, probably prompted by her poorly condition. The bodies of Sean and Mary Lawson, who both died from asphyxiation, were found at their home in Rugby, Warwickshire. An inquest heard that an email which Mr Lawson (50) had sent to police with a time delay ...

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Banned motorist three times drink-drive limit escapes immediate jail term

A banned motorist caught at the wheel while three times the drink-drive limit has escaped an immediate jail sentence. Arturs Eversons (31), of Walnut View, pleaded guilty to driving in Albert Street, Spalding on May 13 with 110 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Appearing before magistrates in Lincoln on June 1, Eversons ...

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Man (45) jailed for six weeks term for string of offences

A Gosberton Risegate man has started a prison sentence after admitting assaulting a woman. Darren Paul Matthews, of Sheppersons Avenue, was handed a six-week term seven days after beating Megan Parr on May 24. He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation. Appearing before Boston magistrates on May 31, Matthews (45) also pleaded guilty to: taking a car on May ...

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19-year-old accused of having drug with intent to supply

A Deeping St Nicholas man accused of having 71.5 grams of cannabis with intent to supply has been remanded on unconditional bail. Luke Hugh Perry (19), of Cornfield Close, is said to have been in the possession of the class B drug  in St George’s Avenue, Stamford, on November 20, 2016. Perry appeared before Boston magistrates on May 31 and ...

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Victim in burglary spree on elderly ‘won’t trust using key safe again’

The daughter of one of the many elderly burglary victims targeted in the Spalding area over the past fortnight says her mother will not feel comfortable using a key safe again. Many of those targeted have been burgled using keys kept in coded boxes on the outside of the property, which enable access for trusted people. The daughter (who we ...

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Woman (40) changes plea over intent to supply cannabis charge

A woman accused of having cannabis in Holbeach with intent to supply has changed her plea to guilty. Caroline Kelly Moxon (40), of Moulton Washway, Fosdyke Bridge, admitted the charge surrounding 10.05 grams of the drug on September 19, 2016. She had previously denied the offence but before Boston magistrates on May 26 Moxon entered a guilty plea. She was ...

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Former Crowland parish councillor jailed for eight months

A former Crowland parish councillor who admitted viewing indecent images of children has been  jailed for eight months.     Peter Bird, 72, was caught after police executed a search warrant at his Crowland home in October.     Lincoln Crown Court heard officers attended at the property after receiving information that an IP address belonging to Bird had downloaded a ...

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Wedding businesswoman jailed for defrauding customers

A wedding goods supplier who defrauded a number of customers after failing to declare she was a bankrupt has been jailed for 18 months.   Amanda Vines (48) was made bankrupt in March 2014 but continued to run an internet business supplying items for weddings, Lincoln Crown Court heard.   Mark Knowles, prosecuting, said Vines was a self employed sales ...

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Spalding care home owners accused of breaching health and safety regulations

The owners of a Spalding care home have appeared in court accused of breaching health and safety regulations following alleged incidents involving residents.     Apex Care Ltd face three charges of failing to carry out the provision of residential care in a way that ensured the safety of residents was not put at risk.     The charges, brought ...

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Spalding DJ jailed for sex offences against teenaged girls

A Spalding disc jockey who committed sex offences against teenaged girls has been jailed.   Roy Hayes contacted his victims over Skype persuading them to strip and perform sexual acts as he watched. He masturbated while the acts were taking place and recorded the footage.   Hayes (44), of Gaunt Close, admitted two charges of inciting a girl to engage in sexual ...

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Spalding man jailed over ‘grave sexual abuse’ images

A Spalding man who was caught with films of child sex abuse has been jailed for eight months.   After police raided his home in Wygate Road, Gareth Oddy (34) admitted to searching for indecent material. Lincoln Crown Court heard Oddy was present when officers carried out the early morning search on January 20, 2016.   Gregor Purcell, prosecuting, said Oddy ...

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Pensioner ‘made explosive package claim’ at Lincolnshire Co-op in Holbeach

A 71-year-old man accused of taking a suspicious package into the Lincolnshire Co-op store at Holbeach remains on conditional bail. David James Edwards, of Hallgate, was not at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday (May 12) for the case’s latest hearing. It is said that, on January 27 this year at the Fleet Street store, he “placed an article, namely a ...

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Spalding shop supervisor: ‘What large cannabis farm in our basement?’

The person responsible for the day-to-day running of a Spalding shop claims she knew nothing about an “industrial-scale” cannabis farm in the basement.   Karolina Kiminiene told police she was as shocked as anybody about the discovery under Lithuanian food store Krautuvele in Pinchbeck Road. However, at a premises licence review hearing at South Holland District Council on Monday (May ...

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