Crime

Holbeach woman in court over family feud voice message

A dispute between two families led to a 26-year-old Holbeach woman sending a threatening and abusive message, a court has been told. Claire Marie Houghton of Allison Avenue, Holbeach admitted to sending a grossly offensive and menacing electronic communication when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Marie Stace said that on October 5 last year, a voice mail message ...

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Chicks were left to die

Over 140 chicks, 60 of which were dead, have been found dumped in Tydd St Mary. They were found in North Road on Saturday, April 13. It follows a similar incident were 26 chicks were found dumped in Newton, Cambridgeshire. Justin Stubbs an inspector for the RSPCA, says they believe the incidents are linked. “It is very unusual to have ...

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‘Lethal’ ecstasy drugs in area

A warning over a potentially lethal batch of ecstasy drugs known to be in South Holland has been sent out. Lincolnshire County Council officers have tweeted warnings over the drugs which have the image of the Marvel character The Punisher’s logo on. The tweets link to a music website called Rave Jungle which warns of the ‘extremely potent’ pill. Simon ...

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Teen taken to hospital after stabbing at skate park

An 18-year-old was taken to hospital after being stabbed following an assault at Spalding Skate Park yesterday (Tuesday) evening. The incident happened shortly after 5pm at the open space just off Holbeach Road. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “At 1708hrs on 23 April 2019, our officers were called to the skate park on Holbeach Road, Spalding to a report ...

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Man brought hands up to officer’s throat in assault of policeman

A police sergeant was assaulted as he helped fellow officers arrest a Sutton Bridge man at his home. Graham Paul Day kicked Sgt Dan Brigginshaw and brought his handcuffed hands up to the officer’s throat, Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday). The arrest came after police attended the property in Withington Street at 12.30am on March 10, following a call ...

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Footballers give vandals a kicking

Community football club Spalding United Youth have had fantastic support after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their main West Pinchbeck pitch causing some games to not go ahead. But an online appeal to raise £500 to cover the costs of the damage found at the Leaveslake Drove ground on Saturday hit its target in just hours. The ...

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Fly-tippers in court for countryside dumping

South Holland District Council has successfully prosecuted two more proven fly-tippers, continuing its campaign to tackle the tippers in the district. Earlier this month, Shaun Harvey, of Kinderly Road, Wisbech, admitted fly tipping. He dumped a large load of tree cuttings in West Road South, Gedney Hill and was seen by a local resident. After pleading guilty to the offence ...

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Local man (26) in hospital after crash that killed three

A 26-year-old man from the Spalding area is in a stable condition after a road crash that killed three people in Peterborough in the early hours of Sunday. Cambridgeshire Police say the man, who has not formally been named, was driving a Ford Ranger the wrong way down a slip road at Fletton Parkway when involved in a head-on collision ...

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Reports of modern slavery in Lincolnshire

A mobile app set up to combat modern slavery has led to 25 reports in Lincolnshire in just six months. South Holland is one of the areas highlighted in the data map created by the Safe Car Wash app. The app, developed by The Church of England group The Clewer Initiative, launched in June 2018. The idea behind the app ...

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Fork lift and 4×4 used in failed attempt to rob Crowland ATM

Thieves have damaged the front of Crowland’s Co-Op attempting to rob an ATM machine using a fork lift truck and a 4×4 in the early hours of this morning. The incident occurred shortly after 2.30am with damage having been sustained to the West Street shop’s front door. However the store’s shutters appear to remain in tact and Lincolnshire Police believe ...

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Man who faces deportation for knife offence has ‘history of offending’

A 63-year-old Lithuanian who faces possible deportation after being found unlawfully with knives in Sainsbury’s had a history of offending in his home country The Voice can reveal. However The Home Office has refused to say what previous convictions Kestutis Kisielius has after he was led away from Boston Magistrates’ Court in handcuffs on Wednesday April 3, despite being given ...

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Skingsly showed ‘no remorse’ – Lincolnshire Police

A senior investigation officer with Lincolnshire Police has praised the family of Kevin Nix and said the woman who killed him had shown “no remorse”. Alison Skingsly, of Thames Road, Spalding, was cleared of murder but convicted of the manslaughter of the 46-year-old Kevin Nix and sentenced to ten years in prison. The incident took place on 24 June last ...

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Woman who killed partner by driving with him on the bonnet jailed for 10 years

A Spalding woman who killed her partner when she drove for 200 metres with him clinging to the bonnet of her car before braking sharply was today (Fri) jailed for ten years.   Mum-of-two Alison Skingsly, 43, claimed she suddenly applied the brakes on her Peugeot 307 to avoid a pigeon.   But a jury rejected her defence and found her ...

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Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable’s Brexit message

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has addressed potential rises in hate crime by releasing a statement. Bill Skelly has released the statement in a number of languages amid what the force calls “Brexit uncertainty”. The Chief Constable said: “I understand that things are very uncertain, and that can impact on how you feel in your community. “I am working ...

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Thief who unlawfully had knives in Sainsbury’s could be deported

A 63-year-old Lithuanian national living in Spalding was led away from court in handcuffs to face possible deportation. Kestutis Kisielius was appearing before magistrates in Boston today (Wednesday) to plead guilty to having a folding pocket knife with a 9.5cm blade on him in Sainsbury’s in Holland Market, Spalding. The court heard that Kisielius also had with him a kitchen knife ...

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Two plead guilty to drug dealing related charges

A Spalding man and a youth have appeared in court over the possession of and supply of cannabis. Jeremias Vata Joao (20) had about 40 grams of the drug on him when he was searched by police, as well as drug paraphernalia such as scales. Prosecutor Nick Todd told Boston Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday): “On his phone were approximately 11,000 ...

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Drug drive arrest after stolen car is driven into Spalding home

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving in a stolen car that was driven in to the front of a family home in Spalding in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The home on Magellan Way, opposite the junction with St Thomas’s Road, was hit by the car at around 5.20am. The Voice understands the family ...

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Thieves smash beauty salon window

Thieves made away with under £20 after smashing a window to a Spalding beauty salon in the early hours of this morning. The Beauty Room in Victoria Road was targeted at around 2am today (Friday, March 22). Manager Louise O’Connor said it’s believed a brick was used to smash the windows allowing the thieves to reach a box of money. ...

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Man wanted in relation to GBH in Spalding and breach of bail

Lincolnshire Police have released details of a man wanted in relation to a GBH incident in Spalding last Saturday (March 9). A statement said officers are seeking James Ellis who is wanted in relation to a GBH in Rowan Avenue and breach of bail conditions for a separate offence. If you have seen him or know where he is, call ...

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Police officers assaulted while investigating theft

Two police officers were assaulted in Spalding while investigating a theft. The incident, which left the officers with minor injuries, occurred on Alexandria Road in the town on Thursday, March 7. A 24-year-old man was arrested for assaulting an emergency worker and for theft. Inspector Gareth Boxall of Spalding Police, said: “He remained in our custody until he was returned ...

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