Courts

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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Councillor and pub landlord admits assaulting man

Spalding pub landlord and South Holland district councillor Peter Williams today (Tuesday) admitted assaulting a man who had been ejected from his premises.   Williams, who runs the Punchbowl Inn, had been due to stand trial at Lincoln Crown Court alongside his son Ben this morning accused of assault.   But before a jury was sworn in the two men both pleaded guilty. ...

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Sutton Bridge learner driver had drunk five pints

A Sutton Bridge teenager was caught drink-driving just three hours into 2019. Rokas Freitakas was a provisional licence holder and not with a qualified driver when he was stopped. He and a friend were in a Ford Fiesta owned by the friend’s stepdad, who had not given them permission to take it, King’s Lynn magistrates heard on Monday (January 21). ...

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Man had knife in Spalding pub

A Boston man who admitted possessing a folding lock knife in a Spalding pub has been warned he faces a jail sentence.   Ben Heffernan, 22, of Wide Bargate, Boston, pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article in a public place when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.   The court heard Heffernan was in possession of a folding lock ...

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Spalding drink driver had knife in public place

A Spalding man driving while more than three times over drink drive limit was also found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife. Antons Marcinkevics (59), of Hannam Boulevard, pleaded guilty to drink driving along Park Road in Spalding on August 25 last year. A breath sample recorded 122 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The ...

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Stolen car leads to drugs stash find in Long Sutton

A police raid on a vehicle workshop revealed a stash of illegal drugs, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Thursday).   Officers targeted the workshop on Bridge Road, Long Sutton, in August 2017 after a stolen Audi A5 car was seen parked outside.   Amy Earnshaw, prosecuting, said that the vehicle, which was stolen five months earlier from  Essex, had been cloned ...

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Sutton Bridge cocaine and cannabis driver ‘self-medicated’

A driver caught with cocaine and cannabis in his system twice in six weeks has been warned that he faces a suspended jail sentence. Lynn magistrates heard on Monday that Tyler James was first stopped by police in Queen Mary Road, Gaywood, Norfolk, just after 1am on August 12 last year. He failed a roadside Drugwipe and was arrested. Evidential ...

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Drink-driving domestic abuser had four knives in car

A Pinchbeck man who was found with four kitchen knives in his car when police went to his home after an allegation that he had assaulted his partner, has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for the community. Leigh William Squance (43) of Glenside North, admitted assaulting a woman by beating, possessing four kitchen knives in a public place ...

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Man accused of defrauding customers hands himself in

A Spalding man accused of defrauding customers by failing to supply orders for memorial headstones has today (Fri) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.   Judge Simon Hirst had issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Karl Gaunt after he failed to attend a pre-trial hearing last week.   Gaunt represented himself during the hearing and said  that he did not ...

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Thief ‘wanted to be like everyone else’

A Spalding man stole beauty gift sets from a store to give as a birthday present as he ‘wanted to be like everyone else’. Sandors Burkevics, 28, of Grange Court, Grange Drive admitted stealing £42 worth of the gift sets from Marks and Spencer in Spalding, when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. Nick Todd, prosecuting, said Burkevics was stopped by ...

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Assault man had knife on him ‘by mistake’

A Spalding man found in possession of a lock knife after being arrested for an assault in a kebab shop has told a court he had the weapon on him by mistake. Ruslanas Kazokaitis, 37, of Wintergold Avenue, admitted assaulting Balen Zada by beating and to possession of the lock knife, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Nick Todd ...

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Holiday snaps net benefits cheat

A pensioner who claimed many thousands in extra benefits over mobility issues was caught out after posting social media images on holiday in Australia. Ann McIntee (70), of Seas End Road, Surfleet, admitted failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of her improved mobility when she appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court last week. Prosecuting, Marie Stace said Ms ...

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Women in court over drug dealing charges

Two women from Spalding are among three to face a jury trial next year accused of conspiracy to supply drugs. Sally Ann Carpenter, 42, of Waterside Court, Double Street, Spalding, and Diara Dixon, 20, of Dover Road, Walton, Peterborough, each denied charges of conspiracy to supply diamorphine and cocaine on dates between July 1 and 30 this year when they appeared ...

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Man brandished knife in street

A court has heard that a Spalding man waved a kitchen knife from side to side in a ‘slashing motion’ during a dispute in the street with his former partner and her mother. David Briggs (30), of Winsover Road, admitted possessing the knife in a public place when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court was told that Briggs’ ...

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Spalding man to face trial over allegations he groomed and sexually assaulted teens

A Spalding man has been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on allegations he groomed and sexually assaulted two 15 year old girls. No pleas were entered by Neil Richard Amess (34) of Gaunt Close whose first appearance will be on October 24. Amess faces allegations he groomed one girl who he is also alleged to have sexually communicated ...

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Man was intoxicated before being found in River Welland

A man whose body was found in the River Welland in November was thought to have been intoxicated when he entered the water. An inquest into the death of John Edward Little (68) of Cowbit heard that he’d last been seen drinking in The Ivy Wall in Spalding on November 28, 2017. The hearing at Lincolnshire Coroner’s Court was told ...

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Masked teens carried out ‘terrifying’ armed robbery at Holbeach newsagents

Three young men who carried out a “terrifying robbery” at a Holbeach newsagents, after arming themselves with two knives and wearing Halloween masks have each been sentenced to over two years youth custody.    Manager Paula Shaw was working alone at McColls in Holbeach at around 7.30pm when she was confronted by the two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old.    Lincoln ...

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