Crime

Murder enquiry over missing 17-year-old leads to Cowbit search

Police are searching the Cowbit area in relation to a missing 17-year-old whose parents were charged with her murder yesterday. Cambridgeshire Police has been covering the area around the River Welland and New Cover Drove to the north and west of the village for the last two days. A spokesman for the police force confirmed the search is in relation ...

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Husband and wife gardeners heartbroken after their business’s equipment is stolen for third time in four years

A husband and wife are ‘heartbroken’ after their truck and much of their equipment were stolen in the third theft targeting their ‘dream job’ in four years. Tony and Mandy Caley of T&M Gardening Service say they spent the inheritance from the passing of Tony’s mum to replace equipment following thefts in 2017 and 2019. But they woke up yesterday ...

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Appeal after female driver stabbed by passing cyclist

A female motorist has been stabbed by a passing cyclist in Spalding. Lincolnshire Police haven’t said what time the incident occurred occurred today (Saturday), but have said the woman was waiting in traffic at the Winsover Road level crossing when the incident happened. Police say they’re looking for a group of teenagers after one of those cycling past stabbed the ...

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Spate of incidents in Holbeach

Police were seen searching a Holbeach Park on Sunday night (September 6) after a spate of incidents within hours. Three incidents were reported in the town within hours. Incident 440 refers to the theft of beer and an assault at the Co-Op in Fleet Street. Police say they now believe the man responsible had previously stolen beer from the same ...

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Brothers Crimewatch appeal

The son of murder victim Claire Hart and their sister Charlotte have appeared on national television as part of an awareness campaign. Luke and Ryan Hart have spoken publicly about the domestic abuse which culminated in their father Lance killing both women in the car park of Castle Sports Complex. He took his own life in the same incident. Luke ...

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Allotment joy spoiled by crime

A family who look after an allotment taken on as a retirement present say their enjoyment of it has been spoiled by crime. After going on a waiting list, Tim Smith was given a plot on Horseshoe Road in Spalding as part of a retirement present. Tim says the whole family love getting involved in the land for which there’s ...

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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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Images released as people search for two involved in Spalding pub brawl

An appeal has been launched to find two people involved in a brawl at a Spalding pub in July. The incident happened at The Lincolnshire Poacher pub in Double Street at 10pm on Saturday, July 4, A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We would like to speak to these men, who may have information about an incident in Spalding. “A ...

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Warning over farm GPS thefts

Police have issued a warning over a spate of thefts of GPS equipment from farmers in South Holland. They include the taking of such systems from a farm in Donington overnight on Tuesday, August 8. Members of the Farmwatch community have been urged to be vigilant.A message from Colin Abbotts, PCSO for Spalding Rural North, states: “Can all Farmwatch members ...

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Video appeal after three injured in Long Sutton brawl

Three people have been injured amid violent scenes in the streets of Long Sutton on Friday night. Lincolnshire Police say they were called to an ‘altercation’ in West Street which then continued in Trafalgar Square at about 8.30pm. A police spokesman, said: “One man in his 30s and two teenagers received non-life threatening injuries. “They were treated at the scene ...

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Men flee car stolen from party

Three men fled a stolen car after police stopped it on Friday night (July 31). Police pulled over the blue Fiat Punto on Low Road at 11.35pm after it had been reported stolen while the owner was at a party earlier that evening. The occupants fled the scene after being pulled over, the police said. A spokesman said: “The vehicle ...

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Kind gesture after bench for hospital NHS staff is smashed to pieces

A bench installed and paid for by volunteers to allow somewhere peaceful for NHS staff to sit down has been destroyed – but another group has stepped in to help The Vernatt’s Volunteers who look after the Vernatt’s Nature Reserve put in the two benches 18 months ago at the back of the Johnson Hospital in Spalding But one of ...

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Police investigating assault

Police are investigating after an alleged assault by doormen, a purported video of which has been shared widely on social media. An 18-year-old male was left injured following the incident reported at Bentely’s establishment in New Street at 12.30am on Sunday, August 2. A 17 second video purported to be of the incident outside the venue has been shared numerous ...

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Family left horrified after pet goat is decapitated

A family who’ve saved several animals from the slaughterhouse were left distraught this morning after they found one of their pet goats had been decapitated. Stuart and Rachel Roberts made the horrific discovery this morning at the Rangell Gate home near Low Fulney where they keep a number of animals. After Stuart found a pool of blood, the severed head ...

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Man had baseball bat in public

A 52-year-old man has admitted having a baseball bat in a public place. Darren Goodwin, of Lyttleport Close, Pinchbeck, pleaded guilty to having the offensive weapon without lawful or reasonable excuse at Pinchbeck on April 25. His case was heard at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 17.Goodwin was given a community order to comply with any instructions or activity as ...

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Assault was racially aggravated

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after a racially aggravated assault. Glen Arnold Grant (45), whose address was given as care of an address in Dowsdale Bank in Crowland appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 16 in relation to an incident in Spalding on September 2, 2019. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge of ...

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Image released in appeal over attack on sheep

An image of a woman has been released whom Lincolnshire Police believe may be able to help them in their investigations into an attack on a farm. Police believe the woman seen walking along Surfleet Bank at around 10.10pm on Friday, July 17 may have been in the field when a 4×4 vehicle is believed to have been driven in ...

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Thieves stole tools and broke window in cemetery

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into the chapel at Spalding Cemetery last night. A number of tools were taken in the incident that happen some time over night last night (Wednesday). The thieves gained entry by smashing a window in the chapel. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Investigations are ongoing and we are appealing for ...

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Bike thief strikes at town shop

A thief took just a minute to steal a bike and child-carrier when the owner was in a Spalding shop. Jamie Elston had been called back into Scooby Doos, on Swan Street, to collect an item. It was a matter of seconds and the bike thief struck, taking Jamie’s only form of transport for him and this three-year-old daughter. “The ...

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