Crime

Appeal after daylight sexual assault in Spalding town centre

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted outside Vine Street public toilets in Spalding earlier this month. The victim, a women in her 30s, is believed to have been sexually assaulted by a man at around 1pm on Thursday, March 12. Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information and are particularly looking to speak to a woman ...

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Long Sutton man publicly exposed himself for ‘sexual thrill’

A Long Sutton man who stood just outside his house at a time when children were going to school, ‘completely naked’ and with an erect penis and masturbating, did it for the ‘sexual thrill’, a court has heard. Lee Jonathon Harvey (26) of Gedney Road, Long Sutton, admitted indecently exposing himself in order to cause offence, when he appeared at ...

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Two armed police raids in Spalding as part of investigation in to shooting

Armed Police have stormed two properties in Spalding while another person from the town has been arrested as part of the investigation into the shooting of a man on Friday night. A raid was carried out in Balmoral Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 29) hours after a man was found by a motorist with a gunshot ...

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Eight arrests over shooting including two on suspicion of attempted murder

Two people from the Spalding area are among eight arrested following the shooting of a man on Friday night. A 20-year-old man, from the Spalding area is one of those arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found with a gunshot wound by a motorist in Boston on Friday (February 28). A 40-year-old man, also from from ...

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Arrests after shooting believed to have happened in area

A man found with suspected gunshot wounds in Boston is believed to have been shot while in the Spalding area. A 24-year-old man was found injured by a motorist at 9.20pm on Friday (February 28). Police initially reported that the incident took place in Boston and executed an arrest warrant in Brewsters Road in that town, but yesterday (Sunday) released ...

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Lincolnshire Police ‘significantly improved’

Lincolnshire Police has ‘significantly improved its crime recording arrangements’ an inspection into the force has found. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has rated it ‘good’ in its latest inspection last year after previously rating it ‘inadequate’ in 2018. The inspector found that crime reporting had improved significantly but also recorded that Lincolnshire ‘requires improvement’ when it came to accurately reporting crime. The ...

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Warning over rogue traders offering wind damage repairs

A warning has been issued about rogue traders offering services following the recent high winds. A “priority three” scam warning has been put out by Lincolnshire Police and PCSO Colin Abbotts of the Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policicing Team. The alerts says: “After the recent storms Lincolnshire Police have had reports of rogue traders calling at properties saying that there are ...

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Gosberton paedophile jailed for trying to meet 14-year-old girl

A registered sex offender previously convicted of offences involving indecent images of children in 2010 has been jailed for 54 months for attempting to meet a 14 year-old girl. Paul Walkling (40) of Gosberton, was subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and also had to abide by the Notification Requirements under the Sexual Offences Act.   In 2019, Walkling attempted ...

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Tributes to motorcyclist who died in accident

Tributes have been paid to a Spalding man named as the motorcyclist who died in a four-vehicle collision on the A16 last week. Officers were called to the collision involving a Honda motorcycle, Peugeot Boxer, Vauxhall Insignia and a Fiat Punto at Newborough just before 6am on Friday (February 7). Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle – ...

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Sexual assault investigation at Spalding leisure centre grounds

Lincolnshire Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Spalding. A police spokesman said the alleged assault was reported on Saturday and took place “in area of the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding”. The spokesman added: “Investigations are ongoing.” Police tape surrounded the area yesterday.

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Rapid rise of violent crime

Lincolnshire Police have stepped up efforts to kerb rising violent crime. Violent crime in Lincolnshire accounts for 36 per cent of all recorded crime. The latest crime statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown a 12 per cent national rise in offences of this type. In Lincolnshire the numbers of recorded violent crime have increased by ...

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Arrest warrant after spate of thefts

An arrest warrant has been issued for a prolific shoplifter convicted of ten thefts in Spalding in just over a fortnight. Aron Findley John Duff failed to appear appear as scheduled at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Feb 5). He was convicted on January 6 of thefts from Iceland (January 4, meat, value unknown), Gap (December 18, jumpers, £60), Gap ...

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Warnings over nitrous oxide gas

One of Spalding’s top police officers has warned of the misuse of inhaling laughing gas amid claims it’s on the increase. South Holland Police have warned of a sharp increase in the inhaling of nitrous oxide or NOS as it’s also known. Neighbourhood Police Sergeant Rick Mosley says many people don’t know the danger inhaling it can cause. “There seems ...

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Witness appeal after man found with serious head injury

Arrests have been made after an as yet unidentified man was found with a serious head injury in a Spalding road. Police were called to Cedar Court at 7.20am yesterday (Wednesday, February 5) after the man was found injured. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “While it is unclear how this man received his injuries, we believe he may have ...

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Witness appeal after man is found with serious head injury

Arrests have been made after an as yet unidentified man was found with a serious head injury in a Spalding road. Police were called to Cedar Court at 7.20am yesterday (Wednesday, February 5) after the man was found injured. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “While it is unclear how this man received his injuries, we believe he may have ...

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Man in court over alleged assault

A man is due to appear in court today (Friday) after an alleged assault on Wednesday that left a person with serious head injuries. ldis Blumbergs, 43, of Alexander Road, Spalding has been charged with GBH with intent and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court. Two others have been arrested as part of the investiagtion into the incident ...

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Four arrested in connection with church lead thefts

Four men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a spate of lead thefts across Lincolnshire. St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church in Gosberton is among the churches in the county that have had lead stolen from them, though it’s not clear if those arrested have been linked with that incident. The men, aged 24, 28, 30 ...

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Model car enthusiast fined for knife possession

A man found in possession of a craft knife in the early hours of the morning, used it for rewiring remote controlled model cars, a court has been told. Elliott Michael Doherty-Hazel, 28, of Wildfowlers Way, Gedney Drove End admitted possession of the bladed article without a good reason, as well as possession of cannabis, when he appeared at Boston ...

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Woman spat at while taking daughter to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman taking her daughter to school was abused and spat at in what’s being treated as a hate crime. The incident took place at around 8.30am on Tuesday, (January 21) on Saltern Drive in Spalding. South Holland Police say a man blocked the woman’s path, spat at her and swore, referring to her ...

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Gallery – Army bomb disposal unit in Holbeach St Marks after weapons discovery

A man has been arrested on firearms charges and the Army in attendance after weapons were found at an address just outside Holbeach St Marks. Leadenhall Road near to the Bakkavor Pizza factory is currently closed by police after the weapons were discovered last night (Wednesday) Lincolnshire Police say. Leadenhall Road remains closed A 42-year-old man has been arrested for ...

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