Courts

Disqualified driver evades jail after driving to shops because it was raining

A Spalding man has been told he is ‘lucky’ he was ‘not looking at custody’ after he admitted driving to the shops, despite being disqualified. Boston Magistrates heard that James Webb, 32, of St Marks Road, who admitted the offence, was banned from driving under the totting up procedure until December but had been found driving in Skirbeck Road by ...

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Man faces charges of inciting sexual activity with child

A Spalding man has been sent for trial at crown court on allegations of attempted incitement of a child to engage in sexual activity. David Gary William Maltby, 21, of Redthorne Close, faces four allegations – that between June 5 and 19, he attempted to engage in sexual communications with a child he believed to be 14 years old; two ...

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Man in court over firearms offence

A Spalding resident accused of a firearm offence has had his case sent to crown court. Mindageas Stakele (25), of Albert Street, is charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. The offence is alleged to have happened in Spalding between August 15 and August 18, 2019, and involved a BB handgun. Stakele, who appeared ...

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Officer punched taking drunk to cell

A Spalding man punched a police officer as he was being taken to a cell after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly, a court has heard. Matthew Preece, 45, of The Meadows, who admitted the offences, had been arrested in West Street at 5pm on October 7 after officers found him slumped against a wall and magistrates heard how ...

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Man headbutted and spat at police

A man spat at and headbutted police officers attending reports of a single vehicle collision. Police called to a single vehicle collision in Hurdletree Bank found Andrew Fraser McDonald (63) of Cranesgate North, Whaplode St Catherinesat on the ground arguing with his wife, a court has heard. He provided a positive breath test, Boston Magistrates were told, and was ‘aggressive’ ...

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Drug-driver hit cyclist

A Spalding man was ‘spaced out’ on cocaine when he hit a cyclist with his car causing him to fall to the ground, Boston Magistrates Court has heard. Christopher Storm, 57, of Winsover Road, who admitted driving under the influence of drugs, was driving a Renault Clio when he knocked the cyclist off his bicycle in Park Road at 4pm ...

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Man who fled UK after Surfleet crash that injured two found guilty in absence

A motorist who fled from the UK after causing a head-on collision which left two people seriously injured has been convicted by a jury despite the fact that he was not in court to face his trial. Abdulla Hamza is believed to have returned to his home country of Iraq and failed to appear for his trial at Lincoln Crown Court. The ...

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Drug use flat in Holbeach High Street closed by police

A flat on Holbeach’s High Street has been emptied by police after complaints over associated drug use and anti-social behaviour. On Monday, Lincolnshire Magistrates Court provided Lincolnshire Police with a Closure Order on the flat. The order means no-one can enter the flat for three months. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: of the Closure Order: “This was obtained after ...

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Man in court for running illegal HMO

A South Holland landlord has been found guilty of failing to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) on Vikings Way in Spalding, leading to a fine and other costs totalling over £1,200. Nicholas Moyses was called to Boston Magistrates Court on Monday 14 October after he ignored numerous attempts by South Holland District Council to ensure that he attained ...

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Woman (71) was injured after escaped dog attacked her pet

A 71-year-old woman was left injured after an escaped dog attacked her own pet she was taking for a walk. David Anthony Barnes, 60, of Spring Gardens, Long Sutton admitted being the person in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court heard that on the morning of July ...

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Holbeach lorry driver admits causing death of two Spalding women

A Holbeach lorry driver has been sent for sentence at Lincoln Crown Court after he admitted causing the deaths of two women in a traffic collision on the A17 at Swineshead in August last year by driving without due care and attention. Appearing at Boston Magistrates Court, Kelvin Mason (51) of The Brambles was said to have been driving a ...

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Off-duty officer chased man who woke him breaking into car

An off-duty police officer had a late-night chase and grapple with a drunken Spalding resident spotted trying to break into a car. The officer, who was at an address in the town’s Alexandra Road, was awoken by banging and crashing outside at about 11.30pm on September 8. Prosecutor Kate Minihane told Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday that the officer could ...

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Landlord fined for letting unsafe home

A landlord has been fined for repeatedly allowing a home to be occupied despite being in a state which posed a serious risk to the health of those inside it. Action was taken against Jonathan Patrick Hoey, of Foremans Bridge Caravan Park in Sutton St James, after a property he owned, Seagate Farm in Long Sutton, was found to be ...

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Woman threatened to slit officers’ throats

A drunken arrested woman told officers at the police station: “I’m going to slit your throat when I’m out of here.” Alexandra Addison, of Hixs Lane, Tydd St Mary, was so abusive and foul-mouthed while being booked in at the custody suite that she had to be restrained and taken to a cell. One officer said she was continually aggressive ...

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Man punched and kicked officer

A 22-year-old Donington man assaulted a police sergeant who was trying to help him and issued threats against a former friend who owed him just £60, a court has heard. Damion Whiteley of Bicker Road, Donington admitted assaulting the officer and to harassment when he appeared before District Judge Peter Veits sitting at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson said ...

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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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