Courts

Driver escaped prison term

A Sutton Bridge man in court for the second time for driving while disqualified, has escaped an immediate custodial sentence.Stevie Jackson (27), of The Quay, West Bank, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, when he appeared before District Judge Peter Veits sitting at Boston Magistrates’ Court.Prosecuting, Marie Stace said that at 7.25am on December 1, Jackson crashed his Vauxhall ...

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Former Spalding United chair among three who will face £4m fraud case trial in October

The fraud case of a Spalding man involved in an investment scheme worth about £4milllion has today (Monday January 10) been before crown court for the first time. Christopher Toynton – a former longtime chairman of Spalding United Football Club – is jointly charged with two co-defendants in relation to the Lottery Syndicate Club Ltd, which operated in Spalding. Toynton, ...

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Driver who fled scene after crashing into home is fined and banned

A driver who crashed into a house in South Holland, causing £12,000 worth of damage, has been disqualified for nine months. Aleshia Francis, 34, may have fallen asleep at the wheel, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court was told on Friday. She was also sentenced for colliding with a parked car while uninsured eight months later. The crash at the property in Vicarage ...

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Man admits dragging woman off Spalding street intending to commit a sexual offence

A Donington man today (Tuesday) admitted dragging a lone woman off a Spalding street with the intention of carrying out a sexual assault on her. Kamil Gziut, 29, of Arnhem Way, Donington, pleaded guilty to causing the woman actual bodily harm with intent to commit a sexual offence during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court. Gziut, who appeared in court ...

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Man in court over Spalding murder

A man charged with murder after one man died and another was seriously injured in two separate attacks in Spalding has this morning (Thurs) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court. Darren Kirk, 52, died following an alleged assault at a property in Cygnet Court, Spalding, on Monday A second man, Mark Stone, aged 46, was taken to hospital in a critical ...

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Fleet man jailed after scaring people with knife

A Fleet man who frightened a woman and her grandson when he armed himself with a kitchen knife was today (Wednesday) jailed for 12 months. Benjamin Flatters,  31, was staying at the Anglia Motel when he became paranoid that people were looking for him and rang the police. Lincoln Crown Court heard Flatters ignored the reassurances of the 999 operator ...

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Man charged with murder and attempted murder

A man will appear in court this afternoon (Wednesday, December 22) charged with murder and attempted murder after incidents in the early hours of Monday morning in Spalding. Wayne Rule, aged 45, of Cygnet Court, Spalding will appear at Lincolnshire Magistrates Court later today. It follows the murder of Darren Kirk, 52, in the same road around 1.10pm on Monday ...

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Holbeach man denies being driver involved in police chase through Spalding

A Holbeach man will go on trial in April after he denied being the driver of a VW Golf which was driven dangerously through the streets of Spalding. Lloyd Hook, 26, of Oxford Gardens, Holbeach, denied an offence of dangerous driving when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today. (Mon) It is alleged the VW Golf was driven dangerously during ...

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Man admits having £100,000 worth of cocaine in car found after collision

A man involved in a crash on the A16 Spalding bypass has admitted having cocaine worth up to £100,000 in the car. Nathan Fitzjohn, 47, also had about £24,000 cash in a box. Police said he was in an Audi RS5 and the collision happened between the McDonald’s and Wardentree Lane roundabouts at lunchtime on December 13 last year. Fitzjohn ...

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Woman banned for drink driving

A 23-year-old woman who police were told had driven drunk after visiting a Spalding nightclub has been banned from driving. Darcy Beresford Palmer of Old Main Road, who admitted the offence of driving with excess alcohol, was found in her Mini One at Holbeach Road McDonalds at 4.30am on November 14 and was arrested after providing a positive breath test. ...

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Spalding man banned from keeping dogs for 10 years and fined after RSPCA investigation

A man has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years following a prosecution by the RSPCA. James Adamson (56) of Birch Grove, Spalding, appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on December 3 He pleaded guilty to four offences; causing unnecessary suffering to three German Shepherd type dogs by failing to provide adequate or effective professional veterinary care and attention for ...

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In court over paying work cheques into own account

A Spalding man has appeared before magistrates in Boston on allegations of changing details on 12 cheques from his place of work and paying them into his own bank account. Slawomir Sobala, 54, of Chancery Court denied the offences, which cover a four month period from October 2019 to January 2020, and amount to a total of £6,746. The case ...

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Asked girl (15) to send picture in her bra for fake job application

A Holbeach teenager pretended to be offering a 15-year-old girl a job and asked her to send a photograph of her stripped to her bra. Luke Henderson, 19, of St Matthews Close, who admitted inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, as well as two separate offences of assault by beating, was said to have engaged in conversation on ...

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Man jailed after paedophile sting

A Spalding man who was caught in a “paedophile sting” when he sent sexual messages to two adults he believed were teenage girls has been jailed for 32 months. Simon Stone (24) instigated sexual conversations with the two women decoys in December last year believing they were aged 13 and 16. Lincoln Crown Court heard Stone first exchanged messages with ...

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Former Spalding United chair among three in court over £4m investment scheme

A former Spalding United chairman has appeared in court today (Thursday) charged in relation to an investment scheme said to be worth £4million. Chris Toynton, 72, pleaded not guilty to all three charges which arise out of the running of Lottery Syndicate Club Ltd, based in Spalding between 2017 and 2019. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court was told by prosecutor Paul Wood ...

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Man headbutted police officer after being caught drink driving on release from prison

A Gosberton man arrested on a drink driving charge, on the same day after his release from custody, headbutted a police officer who was removing him from a takeaway where he had been offending the female staff. Matthew Sansam, 41, of Rutland Gardens admitted driving with excess alcohol, assaulting a police officerby beating and being drunk and disorderly when he ...

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Health care assistant in court on charge of stealing morphine from patient

A health care assistant has appeared in court on an allegation of stealing morphine tablets from apatient in Bourne Road, Spalding. Tracey Brookes, 47, of Queens Road, Boston entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea on the grounds of her mentalhealth at the time but her solicitor, Sean Conway, told the court that the facts of the case were not denied. The ...

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No early licence for crash driver

A Lincolnshire lorry driver who was jailed for causing a crash in which a charity worker died has failed in a bid to reduce his driving ban.Dorin-Silviu Buinea (35), was jailed for 16 months in December 2019 after he admitted causing the death of Katie Ablewhite (37), by careless driving.Her work colleague, Dawn Crisp, who was driving the car in ...

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In court over theft of old car parts

A hobbyist car parts dealer will stand trial on a charge of theft from a disused Jaguar E type. Ross Coleman, 35, is accused of stealing parts belonging to Alan Giles from a field in Setchey, Norfolk. The prosecution says a valuation of the property as scrap is between £2,000 and £3,500. Coleman, of Old South Eau Bank, Throckenholt, appeared ...

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Man to appear in court over attempted rape, robbery and ABH of woman in Spalding street

A 28-year-old man from Donington has been charged with attempted rape, robbery and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a 22-year-old woman was attacked in Spalding The incident in Albion Street took place on the evening of Saturday November 27.Kamil Gziut of Arnhem Way, Donington, has been remanded into custody and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court later today, Thursday ...

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