Courts

Pensioner (67) jailed for sexually assaulting child (7)

A pensioner who admitted sexually assaulting a young girl has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Terence MacKenzie abused the seven-year-old earlier this year while he was living in the Spalding area. Henry James, prosecuting, said the offences came to light when the young girl told her mother who called in police. Terence MacKenzie MacKenzie was arrested and when officers ...

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Parents of missing teen appear in court charged with murder as search for body continues

Police are yet to find a body in the hunt for a missing 17-year-old as her parents appeared in court charged with murder this morning (Wednesday). Cambridgeshire Police have been searching around Cowbit for the last few days as part of their investigations into the disappearance of Bernadette Walker who was reported missing on July 21. Her parents Sarah Walker, ...

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Woman died in hospital after fall

An elderly woman from Spalding died days after suffering a fall while being treated for lung cancer and heart disease at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, an inquest has heard. Patricia Hodson, 83, died on May 9, 2019 four days after an operation on the fractured hip suffered as a result of the May 2 fall. She’d been admitted to the hospital ...

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Man banned from Spalding town centre

A man has been banned from Spalding town centre and contacting council staff after a spate of anti-social behaviour including drinking in the street. Matthew Bellerson received the interim injunction from the County Court at Lincoln last week after a judge ruled that his ongoing anti-social behaviour and threats of violence posed a significant risk of harm to staff of ...

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Youths filmed four-day crime spree mugging people around Spalding

A group of youths carried out a series of terrifying street robberies during a four day crime spree, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Tuesday). Ethan Nicholas Brown, together with two accomplices, targeted lone people out at night in Spalding as they drove around the town looking for victims. Brown and a 16-year-old boy then assaulted and robbed their targets ...

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Landlord fined over safety breaches

A Spalding landlord has been hit with a £1,500 fine after a court found he had failed to address hazards posing a potential danger to life identified by South Holland District Council’s housing team. Mervyn Henry Bull was handed the fine last week after an inspection of his property on Gore Lane in Spalding by the council found he had ...

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Partially sighted man on drink and drugs drove into room where young Spalding family and their baby were sleeping

A partially sighted chef got behind the wheel of a car and drove into his neighbour’s front room where a young family and their baby were asleep, a court heard. Charlie Sergison, who suffers from macular degeneration, grabbed the keys to his partner’s Mini Cooper after flying into a rage at 5 am. He then drove the vehicle away from ...

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Cocktail of drugs led to man’s death

A 34-year-old who moved to Spalding in an attempt to get away from drugs died ‘speedballing’, an inquest has heard. Brian Greaves was found dead at his uncle’s Chestnut Avenue home on January 3. A toxicology report into his death revealed he had taken heroin and cocaine at the same time, known as speedballing, and had also been drinking. The ...

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Pensioner (67) admits sex acts on child (7)

A 67-year-old man has pleaded guilty to three counts of carrying out a sex act on a seven-year-old. Terence Mackenzie whose given address to the court was Havering in Essex, admitted the charges which relate to incidents in Moulton this year at a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on August 6. He was committed for sentencing at Lincoln Crown Court ...

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Man who entered home threatening to stab occupants and pet dog jailed on knife charge for second time

A Spalding man entered a Long Sutton home in the middle of the night and threatened to stab the inhabitants and their pet dog, months after being released from jail for another knife offence. Robert Barnes of Double Street was jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to using threatening or unlawful violence and of being in posession of ...

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Man jailed for sexual messages sent to what he believed were three different underage girls

A 58-year-old man has been jailed for at least eight months after exchanging sexual messages online with undercover policemen and a member of a paedophile hunters group who he thought to be 13 and 14-year-old girls. Roger Hicks was told he would serve at least half of the total 16-month sentence for six counts of sexual communications with girls aged ...

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Former headteacher in court over child sex offences

The former headteacher of St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck has been told not to visit the school after appearing in court over three child sex offences. James Shawley (44) appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 30 and has yet to enter a plea to three charges that relate to interactions with a person he did not believe ...

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Man admits sending sexual message to girls (13)

A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending messages of a sexual nature to 13-year-old girls. Roger Hicks admitted four counts of sending messages to two 13-year-old girls whom he did not reasonably believe to be over the age of 16 for sexual gratification. He entered the pleas when appearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 15. The offences took ...

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Woman set herself on fire amid worries over coronavirus

A Moulton woman who became convinced that COVID-19 was a hoax that could lead to war died after setting fire to herself an inquest has heard. Zsuzsanna Marlyin (49) died at the specialist burns unit in Broomsfield Hospital in Essex on Sunday, April 19, two days after the incident at the Hallgate home she shared with husband of 24 years, ...

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Spalding man faces £7.5m lawsuit

A human rights activist from South Holland is facing a multi-million pound law suit. Andy Hall, of Spalding, had the threat of a jail sentence in Thailand lifted earlier this month after a lengthy legal battle with a fruit company. He interviewed workers at the Natural Fruit Co as part of a FInnwatch report alleging violations of human rights in ...

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Banned driver caught at wheel twice in month

A banned driver who was caught behind the wheel in Spalding twice within a month has been fined £1,000. The offences occurred almost two years ago but justice caught up with Mantas Rasytinis (22) on Monday when he appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court. Rasytinis, of Crocus Walk, Spalding, was driving an Audi in Broad Street when police stopped him on ...

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Man died after operation

A Donington man died after going through a necessary operation, an inquest has head. Neville Pitts died aged 84 on August 11, 2019, at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital while daughter Susan Coles was by his side. The inquest into his death, held remotely at Lincoln Coroner’s Court, heard that the medical cause of death was acute respiratory symptoms as a result ...

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Holbeach man jailed for revenge porn and damaging woman’s home with van and recovery truck

A man who posted ‘revenge porn’ pictures of his girlfriend as a way of threatening her to pick up her phone has been jailed. Shane Boyton, of College Close, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire, even used a winch from a recovery truck in a bid to get the woman to open her front door. The 41-year-old moved in with the woman earlier ...

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Man in court on weapons charges

A man has appeared in court on weapons charges, including possessing a sawn off shotgun, and a count of coercive behaviour. Danny Gavin Cole (28) of Joys Bank in Holbeach St John’s appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday. It follows an incident police were called to at 11am on Wednesday, June 3. Lincolnshire Police said at the time that ...

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Convicted rapist living in Spalding had hundreds of indecent images of children

A convicted paedophile and rapist is back behind bars after he was caught downloading indecent images of children as young as two years old. Raymond Whittle attracting the attention of police again in April 2019 after a mobile phone linked to him was discovered to have accessed the illegal images. Whittle, who had previously spent nine years in custody after ...

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