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Man admits drug dealing to pay off debt

A Gosberton man who sold cannabis to fund his own addiction was spared an immediate jail sentence. Travis Frederick Mills, 23, admitted turning to dealing to help pay off a drug debt, Lincoln Crown Court heard. Mills, of Belchmire Line, admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of MDMA in October last year, as well as possessing cannabis ...

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Bungling Dear caught behind headlights

A man who tried to burgle a Cowbit home was caught by police as he kept watch in a getaway car. Michael Dear, 25, was initially caught on CCTV at the home at about 3.30pm on June 28. The footage showed him scoping out the property before returning with a group of accomplices in his role as the getaway driver. ...

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Driving ban extended for man involved in collision

A 51-year-old driver was involved in a traffic collision just two weeks before his driving ban was due to end, a court has heard. Graham Walpole of Main Road, Quadring admitted driving while disqualified when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Daniel Pietryka said police attended a road traffic collision in High Street, Gosberton at 6pm on July 6 ...

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Man who admitted possessing pornographic images of children avoids jail

A man found in possession of dozens of pornographic images of children while claiming to be a ‘paedophile hunter’ has avoided jail. James Edward Pratt, 42, formerly of Millfield Gardens, Crowland but who has now moved to an undisclosed address, had admitted the offences when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court earlier this month when the case was adjourned for ...

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Police still aim to find body thought to be in Cowbit area

Police believe the body of a 17-year-old girl murdered by her dad could still be in the Cowbit area and are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have information to come forward so officers can help give her a proper funeral. This week Scott Walker was found guilty of killing Bernadette Walker, known as Bea, despite no body being ...

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Man faces deportation and jail in Germany after causing death by dangerous driving at Surfleet

A van driver who caused a fatal collision when he drove after just two and a half hours of sleep was today (Monday) jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Liviu-Ciprian Petrea turned directly into the path of an oncoming HGV as he made a right turn resulting in a collision in which his passenger  and close friend Costin-Alin Rafaila lost his life. ...

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Holbeach woman punched officer after driving into ditch

Magistrates at Boston have been told that a 27 year old Holbeach woman panicked after being arrested and put into a police van and punched a police officer on the cheek. Rebecca Duggan of Market Rasen Way, who admitted the offence, was said to have driven her car into a ditch in Boston on May 21 and when police came, ...

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Cowbit teen banned after drug driving

A Cowbit teenager has been banned from driving for a year after being found driving with cocaine andcannabis in his bloodstream. William Neal, 19, of Capes Entry, Cowbit admitted two charges of driving under the influence of drugswhen he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Yaysa Hue, prosecuting, said he was stopped while driving his Ford Fiesta on the A16 at ...

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Man with ‘terrible record’ told police he was driving himself to hospital 10 days after being banned

A Spalding man who is disqualified from driving and with a ‘terrible driving record’ told police who stopped him that he was driving himself to hospital because he had chest pains, a court has been told. Timothy Edward Hart, 45, of Alexandra Road admitted driving while disqualified, without insurance andwhile not wearing a seat belt, when he appeared before magistrates ...

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Woman died after fall, inquest told

A Sutton St James woman died after suffering serious head injuries following a fall while drunk, an inquest into her death has heard. Karen Page (66) died on January 11 after she was found unconscious outside her Sutton Road home. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where she was diagnosed with significant internal cranial injuries and ...

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Pensioner was found in ditch inquest into her death hears

An inquest into the death of a pensioner heard she likely slipped and fell into a ditch. Shirley Margaret Jones (72) of South Drove, Quadring, was reported missing in the early hours of January 13 earlier this year. Her body was found later that morning at around 9.15am face down in a 12 foot deep ditch at Quadring Fen, the ...

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Man in court over causing £10 damage by kicking fence in neighbourly dispute

A boundary dispute between Donington neighbours has led to one of them appearing in court charged with damage. Philip Gardner, 38, of Station Street admitted causing £10 worth of damage to a fence belonging to his neighbour when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting Dale Brownless said it was a neighbours’ dispute which should never have got so far ...

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Crowland man claimed images of children he admitted to have were to catch paedophiles

A Crowland man found in possession of dozens of pornographic images of children, claimed he was trying to trap paedophiles to hand over to the police, a court has been told. James Pratt, 42, of Millfield Gardens, admitted the offences when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecutor Kate Minehane said police went to his home after receiving information that ...

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Donington man in court over sexual assault charges against boy (13)

A Donington man has been sent for trial on two charges involving multiple sexual assaultallegations against a boy under 13, said to have taken place between February 2015 and February 2018. James Peter Wray, 41, of Quadring Road denied the charges and was sent for trial by Bostonmagistrates to Lincoln Crown Court with a first appearance on July 27. He ...

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Mum’s plea for justice following son’s death

The mother of a Holbeach teenager killed in 2018 is pleading with the courts to hold a trial before the end of this year so she can grieve for her son. Two companies and two individuals face charges relating to the death of Joshua Disdel (pictured) on July 13, 2018. An initial hearing took place at a magistrates’ court in ...

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Banned after drug driving

A Spalding carpenter has been banned from driving for three years after drug driving. Oliver Thompson, 26, of Jubilee Close had admitted driving while under the influence of cannabis and possession of cannabis and because of a conviction for driving with excess alcohol within the past 10 years, faced a mandatory three year driving ban. Prosecuting, Daniel Pietryka said Thompson ...

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On trial for teenager’s murder

The mother and step-father of a Peterborough teenager who went missing last year are on trial at Cambridge Crown Court.Scott Walker (51) is charged with the murder of his step-daughter Bernadette on or after July 18 last year.Police from Cambridgeshire searched land around Cowbit several times after Bernadette was reported missing.Her body has never been recovered and her step-father is ...

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Took cannabis in attempt to stop drinking and be a ‘better man’

A Spalding man has told magistrates that he took cannabis as an alternative to alcohol in at attempt to stop drinking and be a ‘better man’. Darren Paul Osborne, 37, of Chestnut Avenue admitted possession of a personal amount of cannabis when he appeared before Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Ela Crighton said police were called when a man in Pinchbeck ...

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Pensioner (82) who has never had a driving licence or insurance drove car in to dyke

An 82-year-old man who crashed into a dyke has never held a driving licence or had motor insurance, a court has heard. Jasper Stewart of Cowley Road, Donington, Spalding admitted failing to provide a sample for analysis and driving without insurance or a driving licence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Ela Crighton said firefighters saw Stewart, who ...

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Community service for man seen driving two months after being given ban

A Spalding man who broke a driving ban just two months after receiving it, has been ordered to carry out unpaid work and has had his driving ban extended. Reinoldas Kratavicius, 27, of Commercial Road admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance when he appeared before Deputy District Judge Ray Allen-Khimani sitting at Boston Magistrates Court. The judge heard that ...

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