Crime

Gun report sparked man hunt in Spalding last night

A report a gun was pointed at a person driving through Spalding led to a man hunt last night (Tuesday). The Lincolnshire Police helicopter was involved in the search for two men after it was reported two men pointed a black hand gun at the vehicle a witness was driving along Hereward Road between 7.40pm and 7.45 pm on Tuesday, ...

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Burglary at village primary school kids club

A village kids club was broken into and items including an iPad and cash were taken overnight on Monday. Lincolnshire Police said the Kids Club office at Pinchbeck East C of E Primary School was broken into on Monday, August 20. Aa social media post from a member of staff said the office was ransacked. Police said the offender(s) “climbed ...

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Farm machinery worth £35,000 stolen in Pinchbeck

Police are appealing for information after farm equipment valued at around £35,000 was stolen from a property in Pinchbeck. Between 8pm on Wednesday, August 14 and 7.30am the following day, four items were stolen from Herdgate Lane. They were: Orange Kubota Tractor – model M9540, VRM HF12 AUL Orange Kubota Tractor – model B2350, VRM AE66 BAA Silver Scott Brand ...

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Police investigation after quad bike rider left seriously injured

Lincolnshire Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured when his quad bike fell into a ditch. The incident happened in the Red Cow Drove area at Moulton March between 6pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, July 20. Police say the rider, who is in his 20s, “received serious but non-life threatening injuries” as a result of the incident. They’re ...

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Rural crime rises across county

Rural crime in Lincolnshire rose last year, making it the second-worst affected county in the UK. Rural crime cost Lincolnshire more than £2,558,000 last year, making it the second worst affected county in the UK by cost, with a rise of 20.9 per cent from 2017. In its 2019 Rural Crime Report, rural insurer NFU Mutual looks at the impact ...

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Man jailed after assaulting partner who feared she’d die in the attack

A man throttled his partner leaving her terrified she was going to die, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Monday. Jordan Simpson had been in a relationship with the victim for only a few weeks when he attacked her on 29 June at her flat in High Street, Long Sutton. Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident began moments after Simpson ...

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Man threw beer at girlfriend and shorts at officer

A man who threw beer over his girlfriend and then, after he was arrested, threw his shorts in the face of a custody detention officer at Boston police station, has been fined by magistrates at Boston. Patrick John Grimwood (52) of Tretton Manor Barns, Tydd St Mary, who admitted both the assaults, was said to have been living in London ...

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Appeal over man who’s been on the run for 19 months

Lincolnshire Police have launched an appeal to find a man who failed to turn up to court 19 months ago. Back in January 2018, Zac Nixon (30) was found guilty of taking a BMW without consent from an address in Spalding on December 21, 2016 after failing to appear at Boston Magistrates Court. He was also found guilty of on ...

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Transformers and JCB power pack stolen in Crowland

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in relation to a burglary in Crowland. Police at around 10.50am on Wednesday, July 31, someone climbed over a gate at the back of a Thorney Road property. Two transformers were stolen, worth about £100 each, along with a £1,000 JCB hydraulic power pack. If you recognise ...

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Chainsaws and grinders among items taken in burglary

Lincolnshire Police have appealed for more information with regards a car involved in a burglary in Pinchbeck in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 27). Three thieves broke into Chislett Hire on the Enterprise Way Business Park and stole hardware such as chainsaws, grinders and strimmers between 2am and 2.30am. They left the scene in an estate car, believed ...

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Holbeach alleged sexual assault teens released on bail

Two teenage boys have been released on bail following an alleged sexual assault in a Holbeach park during daylight hours. Police were called to Stukeley Grounds at Spalding Road on Monday night (July 29). The incident was reported at 8.32pm and police have put out an appeal for anyone who was in the area between 7pm and 8.30pm. On Tuesday, ...

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Teens aged 13 and 16 arrested after report of sexual assault in Holbeach park

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports of a daylight sexual assault in Stukeley Park in Holbeach yesterday evening  (Monday). Police were called at 8.32pm following the allegation. A 16-year-old and 13-year-old have been arrested in relation to the incident. It’s now known how old the victim was. Part of the park was cordoned off last night and this morning ...

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Man previously convicted for death by dangerous driving jailed for seven more driving related offences

A man convicted of death by dangerous driving after leaving his 18-year-old friend for dead following an accident has been jailed for a second time for seven more driving related offences. Jay Jordan Gilbert, 25, of Allison Avenue, Holbeach admitted two offences of disqualified driving, one of driving with excess alcohol, careless driving, failing to stop after an accident, two ...

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Frequent offender banned from Spalding shops

A man has been banned from every shop in Spalding, except Boots. A Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has been made againt James Caraccio (49) of Roman Bank in Spalding following a number of reports of him stealing from shops and of threatening and abusive behaviour. South Holland Police appliced for the CBO which was granted by Boston Magistrates Court. Its ...

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Cannabis farm found in town

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in the centre of Spalding but no arrests have been made. Houses off Winsover Road were still being cleared on Tuesday, a week after police seized “a large quantity of items” on July 2, at a house where cannabis was being grown. A van stuffed with sacks of insulation and related items from properties ...

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Siblings’ caravans stolen from barn

A pair of secured caravans belonging to Whaplode siblings have been stolen from a barn and towed away across a field. The 2007 caravans, which were alarmed, had wheel and hitch locks broken off during the thefts sometime between 6pm last Thursday and Friday evening. Owners Jake and Julie Buckley are devastated. For Mr Buckley, who had the Abbey Vogue ...

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Five found in lorry after driver asks for directions in Spalding

Five people believed to have entered the country illegally have been found in a lorry in Spalding. Police say they were alerted after the driver of the Spanish lorry asked a member of the public for directions on Clay Lake. Three police vehicles and an ambulance were sent to the scene with police seen talking to men in the back ...

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Woman stole wallet containing ‘irreplaceable’ photographs

A woman took a wallet containing cash and irreplaceable photographs of the 75 year old owner’s dead daughter rather than hand it in, a court has heard. Carly Foster, 30, of Allison Avenue, admitted theft by finding of the wallet, together with the cash, bank cards, driving licence and photographs it contained. Marie Stace, prosecuting, said pensioner, Mr Michael Bramley, ...

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Partnership aims to CAP young drinkers

A host of local organisations have launched a new campaign to “challenge under-age drinking” in South Holland. The Spalding Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) aims to not just educate and support young people with their lifestyle choices surrounding drinking but also support local retailers to ensure they’re not selling alcohol illegally. Lincolnshire Police is leading the way with the initiative with ...

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Family terrorised amid ‘unprecedented increase’ in crime

A family have spoken of being terrorised and their property used as a toilet by a particular group of travellers whose stops in the area led to what Spalding’s top cop said was an “unprecedented increase” in police calls. Inspector Gareth Boxall said that members of the public have had to “endure anti-social behaviour and intimidation” from members of the ...

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