Courts

Holbeach woman punched officer after driving into ditch

Magistrates at Boston have been told that a 27 year old Holbeach woman panicked after being arrested and put into a police van and punched a police officer on the cheek. Rebecca Duggan of Market Rasen Way, who admitted the offence, was said to have driven her car into a ditch in Boston on May 21 and when police came, ...

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Cowbit teen banned after drug driving

A Cowbit teenager has been banned from driving for a year after being found driving with cocaine andcannabis in his bloodstream. William Neal, 19, of Capes Entry, Cowbit admitted two charges of driving under the influence of drugswhen he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Yaysa Hue, prosecuting, said he was stopped while driving his Ford Fiesta on the A16 at ...

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Man with ‘terrible record’ told police he was driving himself to hospital 10 days after being banned

A Spalding man who is disqualified from driving and with a ‘terrible driving record’ told police who stopped him that he was driving himself to hospital because he had chest pains, a court has been told. Timothy Edward Hart, 45, of Alexandra Road admitted driving while disqualified, without insurance andwhile not wearing a seat belt, when he appeared before magistrates ...

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Woman died after fall, inquest told

A Sutton St James woman died after suffering serious head injuries following a fall while drunk, an inquest into her death has heard. Karen Page (66) died on January 11 after she was found unconscious outside her Sutton Road home. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where she was diagnosed with significant internal cranial injuries and ...

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Pensioner was found in ditch inquest into her death hears

An inquest into the death of a pensioner heard she likely slipped and fell into a ditch. Shirley Margaret Jones (72) of South Drove, Quadring, was reported missing in the early hours of January 13 earlier this year. Her body was found later that morning at around 9.15am face down in a 12 foot deep ditch at Quadring Fen, the ...

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Man in court over causing £10 damage by kicking fence in neighbourly dispute

A boundary dispute between Donington neighbours has led to one of them appearing in court charged with damage. Philip Gardner, 38, of Station Street admitted causing £10 worth of damage to a fence belonging to his neighbour when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting Dale Brownless said it was a neighbours’ dispute which should never have got so far ...

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Crowland man claimed images of children he admitted to have were to catch paedophiles

A Crowland man found in possession of dozens of pornographic images of children, claimed he was trying to trap paedophiles to hand over to the police, a court has been told. James Pratt, 42, of Millfield Gardens, admitted the offences when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecutor Kate Minehane said police went to his home after receiving information that ...

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Donington man in court over sexual assault charges against boy (13)

A Donington man has been sent for trial on two charges involving multiple sexual assaultallegations against a boy under 13, said to have taken place between February 2015 and February 2018. James Peter Wray, 41, of Quadring Road denied the charges and was sent for trial by Bostonmagistrates to Lincoln Crown Court with a first appearance on July 27. He ...

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Mum’s plea for justice following son’s death

The mother of a Holbeach teenager killed in 2018 is pleading with the courts to hold a trial before the end of this year so she can grieve for her son. Two companies and two individuals face charges relating to the death of Joshua Disdel (pictured) on July 13, 2018. An initial hearing took place at a magistrates’ court in ...

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Banned after drug driving

A Spalding carpenter has been banned from driving for three years after drug driving. Oliver Thompson, 26, of Jubilee Close had admitted driving while under the influence of cannabis and possession of cannabis and because of a conviction for driving with excess alcohol within the past 10 years, faced a mandatory three year driving ban. Prosecuting, Daniel Pietryka said Thompson ...

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On trial for teenager’s murder

The mother and step-father of a Peterborough teenager who went missing last year are on trial at Cambridge Crown Court.Scott Walker (51) is charged with the murder of his step-daughter Bernadette on or after July 18 last year.Police from Cambridgeshire searched land around Cowbit several times after Bernadette was reported missing.Her body has never been recovered and her step-father is ...

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Took cannabis in attempt to stop drinking and be a ‘better man’

A Spalding man has told magistrates that he took cannabis as an alternative to alcohol in at attempt to stop drinking and be a ‘better man’. Darren Paul Osborne, 37, of Chestnut Avenue admitted possession of a personal amount of cannabis when he appeared before Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Ela Crighton said police were called when a man in Pinchbeck ...

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Pensioner (82) who has never had a driving licence or insurance drove car in to dyke

An 82-year-old man who crashed into a dyke has never held a driving licence or had motor insurance, a court has heard. Jasper Stewart of Cowley Road, Donington, Spalding admitted failing to provide a sample for analysis and driving without insurance or a driving licence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Ela Crighton said firefighters saw Stewart, who ...

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Community service for man seen driving two months after being given ban

A Spalding man who broke a driving ban just two months after receiving it, has been ordered to carry out unpaid work and has had his driving ban extended. Reinoldas Kratavicius, 27, of Commercial Road admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance when he appeared before Deputy District Judge Ray Allen-Khimani sitting at Boston Magistrates Court. The judge heard that ...

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Was aggressive to officers after refusing to get out of taxi

A 20 year old Spalding man had to be ‘repeatedly restrained’ because of his ‘aggressive and volatile behaviour’ towards police officers who had been called when he refused to get out of a taxi. Iuri Rodriguez of Wygate Road failed to attend Boston Magistrates Court and the case was heard in his absence. Ben Payne, prosecuting, told the court police ...

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Man accused of causing £46,000 of damage to level crossing after stealing car

A 26 year old man has been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court for stealing a Renault Megane car and crashing it into Park Road level crossing in Spalding resulting in more than £46,000 worth of damage. Tudorel-Drinel Carmocanu of Holbeach Road, Spalding entered no pleas to aggravated vehicle taking and criminal damage as well as driving without insurance ...

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Man who stole charity clothes bags to give to employees thought they were being thrown out

A man who took bags of clothing which had been left out for collection by a cancer charity, told a judge he had believed they had been thrown out. Vasile Strajeru, 43, of Hall Gate, Holbeach admitted theft when he appeared before Deputy District Judge Ray Allen-Khimane sitting at Boston Magistrataes Court. Mark Hudson, for Strajeru, said he owned a ...

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Man admits harassment charge for sending unwanted presents

Magistrates at Boston have heard that a 61 year old Spalding man sent unwanted cards, flowers and chocolates to a former female work colleague. Gerald Antony Fuller of Beech Avenue, who admitted harassment without violence, was said to have senttwo Christmas cards to her on December 19 and 30 last year, clearly meant to try and persuade her toleave her ...

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Brothers jailed for running drugs as part of organised crime gang

Two brothers who ran a county line selling cocaine across the region, including Lincolnshire, have been each jailed for three-and-a-half years. An intelligence-led investigation into the transportation of substantial amounts of class A drugs across four counties had been underway in Cambridgeshire for many months ahead of a strike in June last year (2020). Asad Dost Officers from Cambridgeshire Police’s ...

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Spalding woman was strangled to death by abusive partner who then hanged himself

A Spalding woman was strangled to death by her partner who then hanged himself, an inquest heard today (Wednesday). Karolina Zinkeviciene, 30, was killed by Breshnev Ruiters, who had a history of domestic violence with three previous partners. The hearing in Lincoln was told that Ruiters, 34, had strangled one of the women to the point she accepted she was ...

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