Crime

Sutton Bridge man jailed for encouraging children to send indecent images online “has never shown any remorse”

Police spent more than two years investigating a ‘truly awful’ South Lincolnshire paedophile who groomed under-age girls online.   Michael Roseberry, 44, who lived in the Sutton Bridge area, lied about his age and targeted seven girls under 16.   He was jailed today (Friday) for five-and-a-half years at Lincoln Crown Court for the offences.   Speaking after the case, ...

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Police tackle latest boy racer hotspots

Boy racers causing a nuisance in South Holland have been given a stark warning from Spalding police. Those causing trouble in the main hotspots – Spalding, Holbeach and Tydd St Mary – are under the watchful eye of the East Midlands Operational Support Service and they will be prosecuted if caught. The Support Service has traffic officers with specialist knowledge ...

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Spalding restaurant ‘run as a club’ loses licence

A Spalding restaurant has had its Alcohol Premises Licence revoked, following a plainclothes police investigation. The decision to revoke the licence of Station 25, Station Street, Spalding, was made following a hearing held in front of South Holland District Council Licensing Sub-Committee. The committee agreed with the police that the premises had been operating as a club rather than a ...

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Spalding police officer assaulted on beat

A 23-year-old woman was arrested following an assault on a Spalding police officer in the early hours of Monday, September 18. Police say East Midlands Ambulance Service requested officers assist during a medical call at Cradge Bank, Spalding. While attending, a male officer received a minor injury to the face but was able to continue his shift. Insp Gareth Boxall ...

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Report all trouble to the police, requests Crowland Parish Council

Following another case of vandalism in Crowland, the town council has urged residents to report every incident of anti-social behaviour to the police. The town’s public toilets on West Street recently suffered “substantial damage” said Police Inspector Gareth Boxall. Crowland Parish Council clerk Brenda Stanojevic said it was the third or fourth time the toilets had been vandalised this year ...

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Police capture wanted sofa scam man

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and returned to prison after breaching the tems of his license. Lincolnshire Police issued a warning this week following a spate of reports of a man asking for money to pay for a sofa that had just been delivered. He visited Crowland and Spalding residences. Police say one ...

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Spalding smuggled cigarettes shop loses licence

A Spalding shop has had its premises licence revoked after undercover police were sold smuggled cigarettes. South Holland District Council Licensing Committee revoked the licence of Lithuanian Grocery Ltd, at 82 Holbeach Road, after it was decided there were “no conditions that could be imposed that could alleviate the concerns of the panel due to poor management of the premises”, ...

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Do you know this man wanted in Spalding perfume theft enquiry?

Lincolnshire Police say the man pictured might be able to assist in their enquiry into the theft of perfume in Spalding. A box of perfume worth £28 was was stolen from Lloyds Pharmacy in Market Place, Spalding, at around 12.25pm on Saturday, August 26. Police have asked anyone able to help to contact 101, quoting incident number 241 of 26/8.

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Police praise members of the public who caught Spalding bag snatch thief

A woman whose bag was snatched outside Iceland in Winfrey Avenue, Spalding, had it returned when two members of the public gave chase and captured the offender. The incident took place at 5pm on Friday, August 25. Thanks to the quick actions of the public, a 31-year-old Spalding man was charged with theft, possession of a bladed article and possession ...

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Lincolnshire police make statement of intent on rural crime

Lincolnshire Police have laid out the force’s strategy on rural crime. Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor recently brought together stakeholders and partner agencies, including the NFU, from across law enforcement and the rural community in the first meeting of Lincolnshire Police’s new Rural Community Safety Multi-Agency Gold Group. The meeting was an opportunity to review last year’s rural crime and ...

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Farmyards turned into ‘fortresses’ as Lincolnshire is hit by rise in rural crime

Rural crime cost Lincolnshire a staggering £2.5million in 2016, up 5 per cent from £2.4million in 2015. The figures form part of NFU Mutual’s annual Rural Crime Report, published today, revealing that despite Britain seeing a 4 per cent drop last year, the cost of rural theft has risen sharply in the first half of 2017. According to NFU Mutual’s ...

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Court fine for Spalding fly-tipper

A fly-tipper who dumped household waste in a ditch in Spalding has been left facing a court fine. David Tarr tipped a number of items from a relative’s recent house move into a ditch in South Drove, Spalding Common, on May 24. Tarr, of Belgrave Road, Spalding, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on July 31 and pleaded guilty to the ...

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Custodial sentence likely as Spalding man admits child porn charges

A Spalding man admitted downloading more than 60,000 indecent images of children when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. David Kaye had previously denied the charges and was due to stand trial in front of a jury, but changed his plea when he appeared in  the dock. Kaye (43), of Spring Street, pleaded guilty to three charges of making a total of ...

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Your say on local neighbourhood policing

Lincolnshire Police want to know your opinion on the state of neighbourhood policing. Data collected will be used by the force and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire to determine upcoming service strategies. Questions asked in the neighbourhood policing survey include whether an increase in visible uniformed patrols in the community would make residents feel safer. There are also ...

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Spalding man admits child porn charges

A Spalding man admitted downloading more than 60,000 indecent images of children when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday.     David  Kaye had previously denied the charges and was due to stand trial in front of a jury this morning but changed his plea when he appeared in  the dock.     Kaye, 43 ,  of Spring Street, Spalding, pleaded guilty to three ...

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Early morning ram raid at town shop in Crowland

Police are hunting a gang of ram raiders who targeted a village shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The raiders hit the Co-Op in Crowland at around 4am and tried to take the in-store cash machine. But they were not successful and the machine was left in the road. A 4×4 vehicle used in the raid was also ...

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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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