Courts

Man jailed for horrific threats

A man who shouted “horrific and frightening” threats to his ex-girlfriend and her new partner has been jailed for two years. Dominic Stubbs (24), of Peterborough Road, Crowland, split up with the woman last year. On September 16 this year, the woman and her new boyfriend returned home in Peterborough at about 1.30pm and were confronted by Stubbs who was ...

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Murder charge update

The parents of a murdered teenager appeared at The Old Bailey this week.Sarah Walker (37), and Scott Walker (50), of Century Square, Millfield, Peterborough, were charged with the murder of Bernadette Walker in September.The 17-year-old was reported missing by her parents after she had not been seen for three days.Police officers extensively searched the A16 corridor around Cowbit but no ...

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In court over music row

A 60-year-old Spalding man assaulted a neighbour by jabbing him in the face with a spade in a row over loud music, a court has been told.Barry William Clarke, of Hereward Road, admitted assaulting his neighbour Owen Talbot by beating when he appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court.Katie Beardmore, prosecuting, said Mr Talbot lived in a flat above Clarke for around ...

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Elderly man dies after trolley wait

An elderly man with pressure sores spent six hours on a trolley in a hospital’s accident and emergency department, an inquest has been told. The 99-year-old was taken to The Pilgrim Hospital after a fall at his Donington home, but he already had pressure sores. One of them later formed an abscess and Albert Stock died from sepsis, said coroner ...

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Mum slams sentence of pair ‘morally responsible’ for 14-year-old son’s death

The mum of a 14-year-old who died at a drugs party has called the sentence handed to the pair branded ‘morally responsible’ for his death as ‘not enough’. Earlier today (Monday) Alastair Turner (19) and Sam King (21) were jailed for 45 months and three years respectively after both admitted charges arising from the investigation into the death of Alex Buchan ...

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Two jailed and told they’re ‘morally responsible’ for death of teen (14) at Holbeach drugs party

Two men who organised weekly drugs parties at which a schoolboy died have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Alex Buchan, 14, described by his family as a “perfect son,” collapsed after ingesting fatal levels of MDMA into his bloodstream. An ecstasy tablet with the motif “The Punisher” was found next to him at the home of Sam King in ...

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Jealous man shot at car after pretending to be girl

A man fired shots at a car after luring the motorist to a supermarket at 4am, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Hubert Garvacz was jealous after discovering that the motorist had contacted a teenage girl hoping to meet up with her. Garvacz, who was able to access the 17-year-old girl’s Facebook account, exchanged messages with the man pretending that he ...

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Inquests hear prescription drugs played part in deaths

A Spalding woman suffering a range of medical issues died from an overdose of prescribed morphine and other drugs, an inquest has been told. Jane Menzies had been known to take a month’s prescription in two weeks and hoarded a stockpile of drugs, the hearing was told. Her former partner Michael Menzies was acting as her carer and had been ...

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Mother tried to kill son (2) and herself amid domestic violence fears

A desperate mother who tried to kill herself and two-year-old son amid fears of domestic violence during lockdown has been jailed for four years. The mum attempted suicide herself because of fears the boy’s father would resume contact when lockdown came to an end, a court was told. Lincoln Crown Court heard the woman devised a method to kill both ...

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Weston man who injured baby son nearly 20 years ago jailed for manslaughter

A Weston man has been jailed for three years after admitting the manslaughter of his son, whom he shook as a baby nearly 20 years ago. Jack Mitchell was born a healthy child in January 2001 and responded well following his birth. However, between March and May of the same year there were four occasions where he stopped breathing. He ...

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Dad admits manslaughter charge over death of son

A Weston dad has admitted causing injuries to his baby son which led to the son’s death years later. Jack Mitchell died, aged 15 in 2016 and a forensic post-mortem examination found he had died from a pulmonary infection and pneumonia as a result of injuries sustained as a baby in Laindon in Basildon. His biological father, John Doak, was ...

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Two court cases deal with Spalding bike thefts

Two men have pleaded guilty to thefts of bikes in and around Spalding in separate trials. Thomas Parr of Lyttleport Close in Pinchbeck pleaded guilty to three sperate thefts at Lincoln Magistrates Court. The 22-year-old admitted stealing bikes worth £325 from outside McDonalds in Spalding on September 24, worth £297 from outside Sainsbury’s the next day and worth £250 from ...

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Speeding driver found face down among potatoes following chase

A Spalding man who was found lying face down in a potato field in an attempt to avoid arrest after driving at over 90mph, has been banned from driving for three years. Ignas Bagdonas, 30, of Banks Avenue, admitted failing to stop for the police, driving without insurance or a driving licence and driving in excess of a 60mph speed ...

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Man currently banned from Spalding town centre convicted for 84th time

A disabled man currently banned from Spalding town centre for a string of incidents has been found guilty in absence of abusing a supermarket employee by Boston magistrates. Matthew Peter Bellerson, 45, of The Chase, Pinchbeck, failed to appear before at the hearing but was tried and found guilty in his absence. The court was told that at 11am on ...

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Woman injured after rock was thrown through window

A Spalding teenager who had been asked to leave a house after an evening’s drinking, injured one of the residents after he threw a rock through a window. Diogo Correia-Carneiro, 19, of Danube Square, admitted damage and assault charges when he appeared before magistrates at Boston. Prosecuting, Sukhi Singh said that at around 6am on July 12, Correia-Carneiro smashed the ...

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Man spared jail after “gun” incident

A man who waved what appeared to be a gun in Spalding town centre has been spared an immediate jail sentence after Lincoln Crown Court was told that witnesses to the incident regarded him as a nuisance rather than a danger. Matthew Bellerson was in a wheelchair in Spalding Market Place when he reached into his jacket and pulled out ...

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Pensioner (67) jailed for sexually assaulting child (7)

A pensioner who admitted sexually assaulting a young girl has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Terence MacKenzie abused the seven-year-old earlier this year while he was living in the Spalding area. Henry James, prosecuting, said the offences came to light when the young girl told her mother who called in police. Terence MacKenzie MacKenzie was arrested and when officers ...

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Parents of missing teen appear in court charged with murder as search for body continues

Police are yet to find a body in the hunt for a missing 17-year-old as her parents appeared in court charged with murder this morning (Wednesday). Cambridgeshire Police have been searching around Cowbit for the last few days as part of their investigations into the disappearance of Bernadette Walker who was reported missing on July 21. Her parents Sarah Walker, ...

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Woman died in hospital after fall

An elderly woman from Spalding died days after suffering a fall while being treated for lung cancer and heart disease at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, an inquest has heard. Patricia Hodson, 83, died on May 9, 2019 four days after an operation on the fractured hip suffered as a result of the May 2 fall. She’d been admitted to the hospital ...

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Man banned from Spalding town centre

A man has been banned from Spalding town centre and contacting council staff after a spate of anti-social behaviour including drinking in the street. Matthew Bellerson received the interim injunction from the County Court at Lincoln last week after a judge ruled that his ongoing anti-social behaviour and threats of violence posed a significant risk of harm to staff of ...

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