Crime

Prisoner threatened to kill victim of assault for which he was jailed

A man who was jailed for slashing his neighbour with a knife later threatened to kill his victim when on his release from prison, Lincoln Crown Court was told this week.   Shaun Smith made the threat during a meeting in Lincoln Prison to discuss arrangements for his release at the end of his 12 month jail sentence.   Gareth Gimson, prosecuting, ...

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Increased police presence near Holbeach school after ‘suspicious incident’

Police are investigating a suspicious incident that is alleged to have happened in Holbeach around 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).   A 10-year-old boy walking home from school was approached by a man in Stukeley Hall Drive.   The man was described as a black male, 6ft tall, of slim build, wearing jeans and said to be holding a knife.   The ...

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Brothers turned on fire fighters trying to rescue their mum from blazing property

Two brothers turned on fire fighters who were trying to rescue their mother from her blazing property, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday.   Jason Dodd and Simon Harrison were aggressive and threatening towards the fire fighters who answered a call to deal with a fire at the property in Holyrood Walk, Spalding.   Dodd went on to produce an air ...

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Greenhouse attack on same night as large shed blaze

Vandals smashed hundreds of panes of glass in a nursery greenhouse on the same night a neighbouring derelict building – known to be used by rough sleepers – went up in flames.     Two local boys, aged 14 and 15, have been charged with arson in connection with the blaze on the former Groom Bros nursery site in Pecks ...

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Trio jailed for house shooting in Long Sutton

Three South Holland men have been jailed for their part in a shooting in Long Sutton.   Lloyd Peter Hook (22), Samuel James Tooke (26) and Shane Kelk (23) were all convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after the incident in Anfield Close.   The men went to a property on Sunday, January ...

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Suspected drink-driver arrested after two-vehicle crash in Crowland

A motorist is being investigated on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash which saw another motorist seriously injured. It happened on the B1166, Hulls Drove, Crowland, at 4.45pm last Friday, leading to a two-hour closure of the road. A 43-year-old from the Peterborough area was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital under arrest and later “released under investigation” – a new ...

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Cash, jewellery, heating oil stolen in South Holland

Cash and jewellery were stolen in a burglary in Kenzie Drive, Sutton Bridge. Thieves smashed a patio door to get into the home between 11.30am and 3.30pm last Thursday (June 15). Anyone with information should contact DC Nottidge, of Spalding CID, by calling 101, quoting incident number 288 of June 15. Calls can also be made anonymously via 101 or ...

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Holbeach pensioner found guilty of bomb hoax in Lincolnshire Co-op store

A 71-year-old Holbeach man has been found guilty of creating a bomb hoax in the town’s Lincolnshire Co-op store. David James Edwards, of Hallgate, had denied placing a brown package in the Fleet Street store on January 27, 2017, “with the intention of inducing in another a belief the said article was likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause ...

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Man (38) ‘committed fraud’ in driving licence application

A Tongue End resident has appeared in court accused of fraud. Krzysztof Zaja (38), of Everard Road, is said to have submitted a false document on October 14, 2016, intending to make a gain, namely obtaining a full English driving licence for himself. Zaja appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on June 7 and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He ...

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Spalding motorist (78) is twice drink-drive limit

A 78-year-old Spalding man has been banned from the roads for 20 months after being caught more than twice the drink-drive limit. Michael Stuart Edwards, of Parkside Crescent, was arrested in St Thomas’s Road, Spalding, on May 6. He had 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Edwards pleaded guilty to driving with ...

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Spalding man (39) accused of fraudulently evading income tax

A Spalding man charged with fraudulent evasion of income tax during a four-year period has had his case sent for trial. Jonathan Peter Warfield (39), of Sharman Way, appeared before magistrates in Lincoln on Tuesday (June 13). He is said to have committed the offence between April 6, 2011 and April 5, 2015. The charge was brought by the Specialist ...

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Warning to residents after spate of heating oil thefts

South Holland residents are being called upon to review their security after a number of recent attempts to steal heating oil. Attempts were made in Hockley Lane, Whaplode; Boston Road North, Holbeach and Hogsgate, Moulton overnight on Friday, June 9. Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 149 of June 9.

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String of portaloo thefts from fields

Police are appealing for information after four portable toilets, each worth around £500, were stolen from fields in and around South Holland. The thefts took place overnight on Monday, June 5, near to Cowpers Gate, off the A17, at Long Sutton and off the A17 at Moulton Seas End. Then overnight on Thursday, June 8, at Main Road, Gedney Drove ...

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Driver flees scene after car demolishes two garden walls

Police are hunting a driver who fled after smashing into a streetlight and two garden walls in Spalding. Carol Hudson (69, pictured), of Hawthorn Bank, woke to find her wall destroyed. Her son’s car on the drive suffered minor damage and her neighbours’ wall was also partially demolished. She said: “You work hard and save hard and it’s devastating to ...

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Police advice over keysafes as extra resources tackle spate of burglaries

Police say they remain committed to proactive patrols to reduce the risk of further burglaries at the homes of the elderly and vulnerable in South Holland. Extra resources have been drawn in to increase patrols by up to double in some areas at times since a spate of more than 20 burglaries where intruders have got in after breaking into ...

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FINALLY REVEALED: Daughter of Liz Edwards murdered her mum and sister

One of the two 14-year-olds who murdered Spalding dinner lady Liz Edwards and daughter Katie (13) last year was Kim Edwards, Liz’s second-eldest daughter. Reporting restrictions have been lifted by judges at the Court of Appeal so the identities of Kim and boyfriend Lucas Markham – both 14 at the time of the killings in April 2016 – can be ...

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Appeal for information on stolen Yamaha motorbike

Police are appealing for information about the theft of a yellow Yamaha R125 motorbike, registration GJ58 FCL. It was stolen from a garden in Danube Square, Spalding, overnight on Tuesday, May 23. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Ben Harrington by calling 101 and quoting incident number 81 of May 24. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or ...

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Witness appeal over attempted car theft in Spalding

Police are appealing for information on the attempted theft of a car on Tuesday (June 6).   It happened in Acacia Avenue, Spalding between between 3am and 4am. The white Ford Fiesta had a door forced open and there was a failed attempt to drive it away. The offenders left pushed it a short distance before leaving it.   Anyone ...

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Police visit pensioner over 7ft fence row with neighbour

A pensioner has been accused of criminal damage after he removed panels from a fence he says blocks a legal right of way to his back garden. Alwyn Chilvers (70) and his mother Audrey (92) say it is stated in their deeds they can access their garden  behind the next door end-of-terrace house in High Road, Whaplode, but a 7ft ...

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Warning and advice after residents ‘stung’ by copycat websites

Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police are warning residents about a new type of copycat website.   Trading standards officers say a “significant number” of residents have been in touch about the websites which feature cars, expensive machinery and large plant, all for sale at low prices. Designed to look like existing local businesses’ websites, they carry copied contact details, ...

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