Courts

Spalding man (43) denies making 62,166 indecent photos and videos of children

A Spalding man accused of downloading over 60,000 indecent images and videos is to face trial later this year.   David Paul Alexander Kaye (43), of Spring Street, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday (March 22) when he denied three charges of making a total of 62,166 indecent photographs and videos of children between December 25, 2015 and July 22 last year.   The case was ...

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Spalding man (44) in court on sexual offences charges

A 44-year-old man facing two charges of inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity has had his case sent for trial. Roy William Hayes, of Gaunt Close, Spalding, is said to have: intentionally caused or incited a girl of 13, not reasonably believing she was 16 or over, to engage in sexual activity involving the penetration of her ...

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£56,000 fraudster and thief could be forced to pay back more than £1

A benefits cheat and thief who was ordered to pay back just £1 of the £56,679 she pocketed could still be forced to cough up more.   Holbeach mum Maria Pridmore fraudulently took more than £16,000 worth of housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support and stole more than £30,000 from four women. A court was told last December ...

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Spalding man (43) in court over 62,000 indecent images

A Spalding man said to have made more than 62,000 indecent images of children has had his case sent for trial. David Paul Alexander, of Spring Street, is charged with: making 111 still/moving Category A indecent images of a child between December 26, 2015 and July 27, 2016 making 136 still moving Category B indecent images of a child between ...

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Tragedy of Spalding pedestrian (93) who ‘didn’t see or hear bus approaching’

An elderly pedestrian who died six days after being knocked down by a bus as he crossed the road did not appear to look its way.   Harold Fisher (93) stepped out into Winfrey Avenue, Spalding, with the single-decker passenger bus just feet away. An inquest on Tuesday (Feb 21) heard that the Shaws of Maxey driver had “little or ...

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MP Hayes tells Home Secretary: ‘Jail term should be automatic for assaults on police’

John Hayes is taking his fight to get tougher sentences for criminals convicted of assaulting police officers to the Home Secretary. The MP for South Holland and The Deepings says those convicted of assaults on police officers should automatically receive a jail sentence. And he will give that opinion to Amber Rudd, urging her to instigate a change. Mr Hayes ...

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Hall considers not returning to Thailand for ongoing court cases

Former Spalding man Andy Hall has appealed his conviction for criminal defamation and computer crimes in Thailand. The human rights defender’s legal team lodged the paperwork last week, five months after the outcome of his case in Bangkok. The conviction related to publication of a report entitled Cheap Has A High Price in 2013 by Finnwatch, a Finnish civil society organisation. ...

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Serial flasher (27) sentenced at court

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced for five instances of flashing. Sam Thomas exposed himself in a series of incidents in September and October 2016. They were: in Lime Walk, Long Sutton on September 15 in Little London, Long Sutton on October 18 in Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate on October 21 in Windsor Crescent, Boston on October 21 at Lincolnshire ...

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Jailed for longer: Two robbers on licence from prison who terrified Spalding shop staff

Two men who robbed a Spalding mobile phone shop at knife-point, leaving staff terrified, face longer stretches in jail.   Kurtis Lamptey and accomplice Reece Francis travelled from East London in a stolen Audi Q5 to raid Carphone Warehouse in Winfrey Retail Park.   The pair entered the shop at 6pm after waiting for customers to leave.   Lamptey put his arms around the ...

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Spalding man (41) in court over indecent images

A Spalding man facing three separate charges of making an indecent image of a child has had his case sent to crown court. Wayne Robert Simpson, of Albion Street, is said to have made the photographs – one each of Level A, B and C (A being the most serious) – in Spalding between May 22, 2007, and August 17 last ...

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Government solicitor: ‘£500 fine for attack on Spalding police officer is in order’

The government’s solicitor general says the £500 fine given to a Spalding man who  knocked a police officer to the ground and repeatedly punched him was in line with sentencing guidelines. Pc Karl Cinavas was jumped on and assaulted by Jonathan Fox (51), who was drunk and had been verbally abusing a female South Holland District Council officer helping at ...

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Jailed: Heroin addict thief who’d been given second chance four days earlier

A drug user, who was back committing crimes just 48 hours after being given a chance, has been jailed.   Shane Cooper received a 12-week suspended jail sentence for burglary when he appeared before magistrates on January 30. But just two days later he was caught red-handed breaking into cars in his home town of Spalding. Jim Clare, prosecuting, told Lincoln ...

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Whaplode shooting: Woman (57) denies attempted murder charge

A 57-year-old woman charged following a shooting incident in Whaplode has admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm.   Mary Jane Taylor, of Little London, Long Sutton, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Alan Taylor (58) as a result of the incident on December 8.   Taylor , who appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday (Jan 30) via video link from Peterborough Prison, ...

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Two years’ jail for motorist whose dangerous driving killed Donington teenager

A motorist who caused a fatal crash when he overtook an HGV and drove straight into a moped rider has been jailed for two years.   Philip Paddington-Wheatcroft struck the moped being ridden by teenager Jessica Danby as she was making her way from her home in Donington along the A52 on her way to work at Café Nero in Boston.   ...

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Lorry driver who caused serious Holbeach crash was on mobile phone

A lorry driver using a mobile phone caused a crash at Holbeach on Monday (Jan 16) which put four members of the same family in hospital. Spanish national Ionita Bran turned across the path of the car which Kyle Moore was driving on the A17 at Peppermint Junction. All four people in the car were injured. They were en route ...

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Holbeach man (22) jailed for acting as robbery lure

A man who acted as bait to lure a robbery victim to his fate has been jailed for four and a half years.   Jason Baker (22), of Angell Lane, Holbeach, arranged to meet victim Michael Timmins who was then robbed of cash and cannabis.   Gurdial Singh, prosecuting at Lincoln Crown Court, said: “Michael Timmins received a phone call ...

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Woman (56) remanded in custody on attempted murder charge

A 56-year-old woman from Long Sutton accused of attempted murder at a farm has been remanded in custody. Mary Jane Taylor, of Little London, appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on New Year’s Eve. She is accused of attempting to murder Alan Taylor at Whaplode on December 8. Her case was sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court. She is next ...

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Spalding man (44) in court charged with making 4,546 indecent images of children

A 44-year-old man charged with making more than 4,500 indecent images of children has had his case sent for trial at crown court. Roy William Hayes, of Gaunt Close, Spalding, is accused of making: 128 category A still photographs 428 category A moving images 128 category B still photographs 245 category B moving images 2,169 category C still photographs 1,448 category C ...

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Tragedy of woman (49) in pain taking lethal level of morphine

A 49-year-old Holbeach woman who suffered significant joints pain was found dead with a massive amount of morphine in her system. An inquest heard that Andrea Davies had a level of 6,294 nanograms per millilitre of blood. The hearing was told that a lethal level of the painkiller is considered to be between 50 and 4,000 nanograms. Ms Davies’ body ...

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Judge orders fraudster mum who pocketed £56,679 to pay back just £1

A Holbeach mum who pocketed over £50,000 by claiming false benefits and targeting vulnerable pensioners has been ordered to pay back just a token amount of £1. Maria Pridmore (36) was jailed for three years in August after she admitted a string of frauds. They included pocketing more than £16,000 worth of housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support. ...

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