Crime

Schoolboy’s bike stolen in Spalding town centre

A 12-year-old boy has had his bike stolen in Spalding. Police said the boy’s red/orange Carerra Hellcat junior bike was stolen from an alleyway on High Street at 3.20pm. In a statement, police said: “We’re looking for a white man, approx. 17-years-old, 5′ 10″, thin, wearing a black hoodie, joggers & maybe a puffa jacket.” Anyone with any information is ...

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Conviction after fox cubs fed to dogs

A Long Sutton man and woman have received suspended sentences after being found guilty of causing an animal unnecessary suffering after a court saw video evidence of fox cubs being fed to hunting dogs. Paul Oliver (40) and kennel maid Hannah Rose (30), from Sutton Crosses, were convicted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court of causing unnecessary suffering to fox cubs. The ...

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Family’s hell as new garden built for kids is burnt down in reported arson

A former firefighter helped stop a home from burning down with a hose after a family’s garden renovation, bought using savings and finished just last weekend, was set alight in a reported arson. A hot tub purchased just last weekend to ease two relatives’ ill health and a 22-year-old wooden playhouse containing family memorabilia were destroyed in the blaze in ...

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Holbeach knife arrest school: “We are working closely with the police”

A spokesman from the trust that runs University Academy Holbeach said it would like to reassure parents, pupils and carers that it is working with police on the yesterday’s knife arrest. On Tuesday, June 4, a 13-year-old boy was arrested at the school under suspicion of possession of a bladed article. The trust spokesman said: “University Academy Holbeach is part ...

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Family terrorised by brick throwers

A family including two young children were left terrified after a brick was thrown through their front window on Sunday seemingly by vandals attempting to target a different property. Annie East was sat in the front room of her home in Roman Bank at 9.15pm, when the brick smashed through the front window and also broke the TV. The sound ...

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Police budget cuts to be offset thanks to £1.8m boost

Budget cutting Lincolnshire Police has received a big boost with additional funding of £1.8m allowing it to recruit 30 more officers. Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones successfully applied to the Home Office for the additional cash and will make it available to the Chief Constable to spend this year and next. Back in February Lincolnshire Police announced that ...

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Teenager arrested after knife report at Holbeach school

A teenager has been arrested at a Holbeach school on suspicion of having a knife. Inspector Gareth Boxall said: “At 10.35am yesterday (Tuesday, June 4) we were called to the University Academy Holbeach following a report of a pupil with a knife. “We arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of possessing a bladed article. “I’m grateful to staff at the ...

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Police appeal after meat taken in pub burglary

Police are appealing to identify the man in the image to assist with a burglary investigation in Weston. On Monday, May 20, a man described as wearing dark trousers and a dark hooded jacket entered the rear yard of The Chequers Inn pub on High Road, at 3am before taking meat. Anyone with information can contact police via 101 or ...

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Crowland hit by spate of anti-social behaviour

A series of anti-social behaviour incidents were reported in Crowland on Thursday, May 23. A group of youths were seen throwing stones and pulling down banners outside the Royal British Legion at 7.26pm in Broadway. Youths were then seen kicking a property door in Reform Street at 8.25pm. There was also a report of a man being abused in North ...

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Balaclava van man incident appeal

Police have appealed for information after a woman reported a balaclava clad man coming towards her after the van he was driving pulled out in front of her. The woman was driving along Glenside, Pinchbeck, at around 11pm on Friday, May 24. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “A silver coloured van pulled sharply in front of her and she ...

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Two arrested after armed police swoop on Pinchbeck

Two men have been arrested after armed police were called to Pinchbeck on Monday night. Police said armed officers were deployed to Blue Gowt Lane in Pinchebeck after reports of a man seen with an air weapon at 7.27pm on Monday, May 27. Two men, aged 41 and 29, were arrested in the area on suspicion of possession of an ...

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Spalding Cemetery drugs arrest

Lincolnshire Police arrested a 47-year-old local man for driving whilst unfit through drugs in Spalding Cemetery on Monday morning and seized the uninsured vehicle. Police said at 11.10am they were called to Spalding Cemetery following a report of someone taking drugs in a car. “We arrested the driver for driving whilst unfit though drugs and seized the vehicle as it ...

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Drugs found but no arrest in Holbeach raid

A “large quantity” of class A and B drugs has been found by police in Holbeach following “months of hard work” by Lincolnshire Police and Holbeach residents. On Friday, May 19, police found class A and B drugs after executing a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at an address in Holbeach, with support from Lincolnshire Police Dog ...

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Two arrested after police chase

Two men have been arrested on suspicion to steal after a police chase from Spalding to Bourne. Lincolnshire Police says it spotted a grey Fiesta on the A16 just after 5pm yesterday (Sunday) believed to have involved in ‘bilking’ offences in several occasions, including in Spalding and Whaplode. Bilking means to obtain or withhold money from (someone) unfairly or by ...

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Triple-death drink and drug driver sentenced to eight years in jail

A Cowbit man who caused a collision which killed three members of one family, including a young mother and father, has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison. Tommy Whitmore (26) pleaded guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Peterborough Crown Court today (May 20). The judge also banned him from driving for ...

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‘Monster’ choir founder jailed for eight years for sex attacks on teenage boy

The “popular and charismatic” founder of a Lincolnshire choir was this afternoon (Friday) jailed for eight years at Lincoln Crown Court after being convicted earlier this month of sex attacks on a teenage boy.   Andrew Clingo (43), who was musical director of the Handful of Harmonies Choir and is a former primary school teacher, was also placed on the sex offenders’ register ...

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Ban for drink driver who injured five in collision with taxi

A man was nearly double the drink drive limit when he collided with a taxi, injuring the five occupants, a court has heard. Alexandru Radu (30) of Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. The court was told that he collided with the taxi at 10.30pm on Saturday, April 13 ...

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South Holland is drink drive captial of UK

Fewer than one in five people think alcohol is a bigger problem than illegal drugs – despite the fact that South Holland is the UK’s drink-drive capital. A new study by alcohol and addiction advice service Port of Call exposes the fact that most people downplay the danger of alcohol addiction. While recent figures showed South Holland to have relatively ...

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Man faces imitation firearm charges

A man has been charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm after someone was reported as having what looked like a gun in their back pocket in Spalding town centre yesterday (Monday) morning. Kacper Malkiewicz, 21, of Cross Street, Spalding, has been bailed to appear at Boston Magistrates Court on June 19. It follows police raiding a property ...

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UPDATED – Four men arrested after reports of man with gun in Spalding town centre

Neighbours were told to stay indoors and town centre streets were closed as police arrested four men after a man was reported to have been seen with a gun this morning (Monday). At around 11am a number of police cars descended on Winsover Road and Short Street. The police helicopter and dog unit were also in attendance. Their activity centred ...

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