Courts

Pensioner (81) in court on rape and child sex offence charges

A man of 81 from South Holland has appeared in court on charges of attempted rape and 13 child sex offences stretching back almost 40 years. Charles William Alfred Scott, of Main Road, Quadring, appeared before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ court on Thursday. He is charged with attempted rape between March 7, 1992 and October 6, 1994. This indictable only offence ...

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Drove drunk to home five minutes away

A Spalding man has been banned from driving after he made the ‘stupid decision’ to drive home from the pub when he only lived a five minutes walk away. Paul Savage, 51, of Chesboule Lane, Gosberton Risegate, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court was told he provided a reading of 48 microgrammes ...

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McDonald’s staff tipped off police about drink driver

A second time drink-driver from Spalding was caught after a tip-off to police by McDonald’s staff. Bruno Rodrigues (36) was then stopped in a Vauxhall Vectra in Holbeach Road, Spalding, at 2am on August 7, magistrates in Boston heard today (Wednesday). He failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. A later evidential test gave a reading of 67 microgrammes ...

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Driving ban man drove car after he was ‘threatened’

A court has heard that a Spalding man was “threatened with violence” by his partner’s family and so when she told him to leave, he did so driving his Land Rover, even though he was banned from driving. Paul Henry Crow (59) of Queens Road admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, as well as an offence under the Bail ...

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Woman who shoved plate into diner’s face gets electronic tag and curfew

A woman who shoved a plate into a fellow customer’s face at The Ivy Wall pub in Spalding is to receive help with anger management. Chloe Elizabeth Pooley (25) thought the female was mocking an autistic young person she was with. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday) that Pooley leapt up, scooped up a meal plate and put it in ...

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Man was growing cannabis after health scare, court told

A Spalding man growing 150 cannabis plants at home was doing so for his own “medicinal and therapeutic” purposes, a court has heard.   Magistrates in Boston were told today (Wednesday) that Stuart Higgins had lost both his parents to cancer and was producing the drug for its oil, not for smoking or supply.   Nick Todd, prosecuting, said police ...

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Repeat offender jailed after driving while disqualified three days after being given suspended sentence

A man has been jailed after being found driving while disqualified three days after magistrates had given him a suspended jail sentence for two previous offences. In the latest incident Ricky McKay (24) of Brownlow Crescent, Pinchbeck, pleaded driving an Audi A4 while disqualified and without insurance on Victoria Street in Spalding on August 22. Just three days earlier, on ...

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Handbag stolen in church while woman (79) was having Holy Communion

A Spalding woman stole a handbag from a 79-year-old woman after she left it on a pew as she was taking communion in church, a court has heard. Sally Ann Carpenter, 43, of Double Street, admitted theft of the handbag and £10 in cash when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said the elderly woman attended the ...

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Drug addict assaulted own grandfather when turfed out of tent

A 21-year-old man, said to be a paranoid schizophrenic and addicted to amphetamines, assaulted his grandfather when he told him that he could no longer live in a tent in his garden. Jacob Glenn, presently of no fixed address, admitted assaulting his grandfather Derek Pallet by beating when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said Glenn had ...

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Man fined more than £1,000 after his waste was fly-tipped

A Spalding man has been fined after waste from his home was fly-tipped when he paid for it to be removed. Robert Feodor of Teagans Close was identified by the Council after evidence of his details was found among the fly-tipped waste. The case was heard at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 6, where in his absence Mr Feodor ...

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Spalding man admits ivory charges

A Spalding man faces a possible jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to buying unworked sections of illegal elephant tusks.   Slawomir Kazmierczak (55) also admitted trading in illegal ivory jewellery which he bought on eBay.   Kazmierczak, of Redthorne Close, Spalding, will be sentenced in October after a judge said the culling of elephants for profit “could not be tolerated.” ...

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Toilet habits led to woman’s death

A 91-year-old woman died after developing pressure ulcers from sitting on the toilet for too long, an inquest has heard. Margaret Higgins passed away on August 28, 2018 at the home in Foxes Low Road, Holbeach, she’d shared with her son Vincent Higgins since suffering a fall in 2012. Boston Coroner’s Court heard Mrs Higgins had several medical conditions that ...

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Man jailed after assaulting partner who feared she’d die in the attack

A man throttled his partner leaving her terrified she was going to die, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Monday. Jordan Simpson had been in a relationship with the victim for only a few weeks when he attacked her on 29 June at her flat in High Street, Long Sutton. Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident began moments after Simpson ...

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Woman with liver failure charged with theft and assault

The Crown Prosecution Service wants more detail on the medical position of a gravely-ill Sutton Bridge woman accused of a string of shop thefts with a total value of more than £5,800. Magistrates in King’s Lynn were told yesterday (Thursday) that 36-year-old Natasha Hughes has liver and renal failure. An arrest warrant had been issued at a previous hearing but ...

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Man in court over Facebook grooming allegations

A 47-year-old man has been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on allegations that he groomed a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and incited her to engage in sexual activity. Jason Carter of Main Road, Gedney, entered no pleas but, speaking through his solicitor, indicated to magistrates at Boston that he would be pleading ‘guilty’ to all four of the ...

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Former fish and chip shop owner cleared of sexual activity with a child

A former fish and chip shop owner accused of having sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl has been cleared by a jury following a retrial at Lincoln Crown Court.   Peter Donger, who ran the Chips Ahoy shop in Spalding, denied any inappropriate behaviour towards the girl.   He told the jury he never had sex with the girl and there was ...

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Man appears in court on charges of sexual activity with under age girl

A Spalding man has been sent for trial on four allegations of engaging in sexual activity with an under age girl. Levi Shields (21) of West Elloe Avenue entered no pleas to the four charges, all of which refer to the same girl, who was aged 13-14 at the time of the alleged offences, which all took place between May ...

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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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