Crime

Police appeal for information on wanted man

Police are appealing for information on the current whereabouts of Thomas Parr who is wanted in connection with a string of burglaries.   The 19-year-old is wanted on a court warrant for failing to attend a sentencing hearing in relation to a commercial burglary in Spalding on October 15 2016.   He also failed to attend police bail in relation ...

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‘I looked up and there was a machete in my face’ – shopkeeper relives terrifying robbery

A call for calm has been made to a community incensed after their village shop was robbed – weeks after a burglary and then an attempted break-in. Cowbit Village Stores owner Colin Foxwell was alone in the store when he was threatened with a machete by three masked men who cleared the tills of cash and shelves of alcohol and cigarettes. ...

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Spalding man (43) denies making 62,166 indecent photos and videos of children

A Spalding man accused of downloading over 60,000 indecent images and videos is to face trial later this year.   David Paul Alexander Kaye (43), of Spring Street, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday (March 22) when he denied three charges of making a total of 62,166 indecent photographs and videos of children between December 25, 2015 and July 22 last year.   The case was ...

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Spalding man (44) admits inciting under-age girls into sexual activity

A Spalding man has admitted inciting under-age girls to engage in sexual activity.   Roy Hayes (44) pleaded guilty to three sexual offences when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.(March 20)   The offences related to a 13-year-old girl on April 7, 2014, a 14-year-old girl on October 11, 2012, and a 15-year-old girl on July 30, 2014.   Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, said the ...

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Spalding man (34) in court over 448 indecent and 20 extreme pornographic images

A Spalding man accused of making more than 400 indecent images of children has had his case sent for trial. Gareth Raymond Oddy, of Wygate Road, is said, on or before January 20, 2016, to have made: 256 category A photographs 108 category B photographs 84 category C photographs Category A photographs are the most serious. Oddy is also accused of possessing ...

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Third attack at Cowbit Village Store

Police are investigating a robbery after Cowbit Village Store was hit for the third time in a month last night (Wednesday).   Three men entered the store at around 7.15pm and stole cash, alcohol and cigarettes before leaving the scene in a blue 4×4 with a silver skirt.   Police confirmed that the member of staff at the Barrier Bank shop ...

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Julie’s petition to stop illicit cigarettes sales

A campaigner whose mum died in a house fire caused by illegal cigarettes has called for a change in the law which she hopes will save lives. June Buffham died at her home in Stonegate, Spalding in April 2012 after she fell asleep and dropped a lit Jin Ling cigarette in her chair. The illegal cigarette continued to burn, quickly ...

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Man wanted in connection with commercial burglaries

This man is wanted by police in connection with commercial burglary offences in the Spalding area.   Named as Peter David Davis (40), it is thought he may possibly be in the Lincoln area.   Anyone with information about Davis’s current location, is asked to contact DC Matthew Nottidge at Spalding by calling 101.

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Spalding man (44) in court on sexual offences charges

A 44-year-old man facing two charges of inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity has had his case sent for trial. Roy William Hayes, of Gaunt Close, Spalding, is said to have: intentionally caused or incited a girl of 13, not reasonably believing she was 16 or over, to engage in sexual activity involving the penetration of her ...

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Man injured in metal bar attack: CCTV image released

A man was injured when he was beaten with a metal bar in Quadring Fen. Police have issued a CCTV image of  two people they would like to speak to about the incident. A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for information about an assault that occurred at a property in Beck Bank, Quadring Fen, around 9.40pm on Tuesday 21st ...

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Police issue CCTV image after Wilko theft

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with theft from Wilko in Spalding. A police spokesman said: “We are investigating the theft of cosmetics on 18 February from Wilkinsons, Holland Market, Spalding and believe the person in the photo can help with our enquiries. “ Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 229 of ...

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Police issue CCTV after theft at Gosberton shop

Police are trying to trace these two people to speak to about theft from the Co-op in Gosberton. A police spokesman said: “On 2 March £100 worth of alcohol, meat and snacks were stolen from the Co-op store in Gosberton.  “We would like to trace the two people in the photo who we believe can help with our enquiries.” Anyone ...

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£56,000 fraudster and thief could be forced to pay back more than £1

A benefits cheat and thief who was ordered to pay back just £1 of the £56,679 she pocketed could still be forced to cough up more.   Holbeach mum Maria Pridmore fraudulently took more than £16,000 worth of housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support and stole more than £30,000 from four women. A court was told last December ...

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HMIC ‘good’ rating of Lincolnshire Police force is ‘welcome news for residents and staff’

Lincolnshire Police force has received an overall “good” rating for being effective by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).   This latest assessment, published today (March 2) means that Lincolnshire has now received an overall ‘good’ grading for each of the HMIC pillars of PEEL – efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy.   Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson: “Overall we are pleased with HMIC’s assessment ...

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‘Slap in the face’ as burgled Cowbit shop is attacked again

Cowbit Village Store has been attacked for a second time, in what has been described as a “slap in the face” for the whole village. The community launched a fundraising drive to buy security shutters for the store after it was broken into on February 19 – and around £1,000 has already been donated. At around 10.45pm on Monday (Feb ...

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Tougher penalties from today for drivers using handheld mobile phones

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) is highlighting that the penalties for using,  or holding, a handheld mobile phone whilst driving increase from today (March 1). The fine has now increased to £200, six penalty points and the withdrawal of the educational course that negated the points awarded. The use of handheld mobile phones whilst driving has been against the law ...

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Spalding man (43) in court over 62,000 indecent images

A Spalding man said to have made more than 62,000 indecent images of children has had his case sent for trial. David Paul Alexander, of Spring Street, is charged with: making 111 still/moving Category A indecent images of a child between December 26, 2015 and July 27, 2016 making 136 still moving Category B indecent images of a child between ...

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Big help from community after pre-school burgled

Businesses and relatives of children at a West Pinchbeck pre-school hit by a burglary have been pulling together. Ladybirds – a voluntary managed community charity pre-school in Leaveslake Drove – had £1,000 of goods stolen overnight on February 9, including an Xbox, Ipad and a specialist computer for early years education. Manager Kathleen Amess’ niece Jessica Lane has set up ...

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Cowbit villagers crowdfund to protect store premises

Villagers have rallied to support the owner of their local shop after a break-in – launching a fundraising bid for beefed-up security and quickly topping £500. So many people turned up to help in the clear-up of Cowbit Village Store after up to £1,000 of cigarettes and alcohol was stolen that owner Colin Foxwell had to turn some away. Shop ...

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MP Hayes tells Home Secretary: ‘Jail term should be automatic for assaults on police’

John Hayes is taking his fight to get tougher sentences for criminals convicted of assaulting police officers to the Home Secretary. The MP for South Holland and The Deepings says those convicted of assaults on police officers should automatically receive a jail sentence. And he will give that opinion to Amber Rudd, urging her to instigate a change. Mr Hayes ...

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