Courts

Holbeach lorry driver admits causing death of two Spalding women

A Holbeach lorry driver has been sent for sentence at Lincoln Crown Court after he admitted causing the deaths of two women in a traffic collision on the A17 at Swineshead in August last year by driving without due care and attention. Appearing at Boston Magistrates Court, Kelvin Mason (51) of The Brambles was said to have been driving a ...

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Off-duty officer chased man who woke him breaking into car

An off-duty police officer had a late-night chase and grapple with a drunken Spalding resident spotted trying to break into a car. The officer, who was at an address in the town’s Alexandra Road, was awoken by banging and crashing outside at about 11.30pm on September 8. Prosecutor Kate Minihane told Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday that the officer could ...

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Landlord fined for letting unsafe home

A landlord has been fined for repeatedly allowing a home to be occupied despite being in a state which posed a serious risk to the health of those inside it. Action was taken against Jonathan Patrick Hoey, of Foremans Bridge Caravan Park in Sutton St James, after a property he owned, Seagate Farm in Long Sutton, was found to be ...

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Woman threatened to slit officers’ throats

A drunken arrested woman told officers at the police station: “I’m going to slit your throat when I’m out of here.” Alexandra Addison, of Hixs Lane, Tydd St Mary, was so abusive and foul-mouthed while being booked in at the custody suite that she had to be restrained and taken to a cell. One officer said she was continually aggressive ...

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Man punched and kicked officer

A 22-year-old Donington man assaulted a police sergeant who was trying to help him and issued threats against a former friend who owed him just £60, a court has heard. Damion Whiteley of Bicker Road, Donington admitted assaulting the officer and to harassment when he appeared before District Judge Peter Veits sitting at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson said ...

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Pensioner (81) in court on rape and child sex offence charges

A man of 81 from South Holland has appeared in court on charges of attempted rape and 13 child sex offences stretching back almost 40 years. Charles William Alfred Scott, of Main Road, Quadring, appeared before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ court on Thursday. He is charged with attempted rape between March 7, 1992 and October 6, 1994. This indictable only offence ...

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Drove drunk to home five minutes away

A Spalding man has been banned from driving after he made the ‘stupid decision’ to drive home from the pub when he only lived a five minutes walk away. Paul Savage, 51, of Chesboule Lane, Gosberton Risegate, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court was told he provided a reading of 48 microgrammes ...

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McDonald’s staff tipped off police about drink driver

A second time drink-driver from Spalding was caught after a tip-off to police by McDonald’s staff. Bruno Rodrigues (36) was then stopped in a Vauxhall Vectra in Holbeach Road, Spalding, at 2am on August 7, magistrates in Boston heard today (Wednesday). He failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. A later evidential test gave a reading of 67 microgrammes ...

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Driving ban man drove car after he was ‘threatened’

A court has heard that a Spalding man was “threatened with violence” by his partner’s family and so when she told him to leave, he did so driving his Land Rover, even though he was banned from driving. Paul Henry Crow (59) of Queens Road admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, as well as an offence under the Bail ...

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Woman who shoved plate into diner’s face gets electronic tag and curfew

A woman who shoved a plate into a fellow customer’s face at The Ivy Wall pub in Spalding is to receive help with anger management. Chloe Elizabeth Pooley (25) thought the female was mocking an autistic young person she was with. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday) that Pooley leapt up, scooped up a meal plate and put it in ...

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Man was growing cannabis after health scare, court told

A Spalding man growing 150 cannabis plants at home was doing so for his own “medicinal and therapeutic” purposes, a court has heard.   Magistrates in Boston were told today (Wednesday) that Stuart Higgins had lost both his parents to cancer and was producing the drug for its oil, not for smoking or supply.   Nick Todd, prosecuting, said police ...

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Repeat offender jailed after driving while disqualified three days after being given suspended sentence

A man has been jailed after being found driving while disqualified three days after magistrates had given him a suspended jail sentence for two previous offences. In the latest incident Ricky McKay (24) of Brownlow Crescent, Pinchbeck, pleaded driving an Audi A4 while disqualified and without insurance on Victoria Street in Spalding on August 22. Just three days earlier, on ...

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Handbag stolen in church while woman (79) was having Holy Communion

A Spalding woman stole a handbag from a 79-year-old woman after she left it on a pew as she was taking communion in church, a court has heard. Sally Ann Carpenter, 43, of Double Street, admitted theft of the handbag and £10 in cash when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said the elderly woman attended the ...

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Drug addict assaulted own grandfather when turfed out of tent

A 21-year-old man, said to be a paranoid schizophrenic and addicted to amphetamines, assaulted his grandfather when he told him that he could no longer live in a tent in his garden. Jacob Glenn, presently of no fixed address, admitted assaulting his grandfather Derek Pallet by beating when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said Glenn had ...

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Man fined more than £1,000 after his waste was fly-tipped

A Spalding man has been fined after waste from his home was fly-tipped when he paid for it to be removed. Robert Feodor of Teagans Close was identified by the Council after evidence of his details was found among the fly-tipped waste. The case was heard at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 6, where in his absence Mr Feodor ...

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Spalding man admits ivory charges

A Spalding man faces a possible jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to buying unworked sections of illegal elephant tusks.   Slawomir Kazmierczak (55) also admitted trading in illegal ivory jewellery which he bought on eBay.   Kazmierczak, of Redthorne Close, Spalding, will be sentenced in October after a judge said the culling of elephants for profit “could not be tolerated.” ...

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Toilet habits led to woman’s death

A 91-year-old woman died after developing pressure ulcers from sitting on the toilet for too long, an inquest has heard. Margaret Higgins passed away on August 28, 2018 at the home in Foxes Low Road, Holbeach, she’d shared with her son Vincent Higgins since suffering a fall in 2012. Boston Coroner’s Court heard Mrs Higgins had several medical conditions that ...

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Man jailed after assaulting partner who feared she’d die in the attack

A man throttled his partner leaving her terrified she was going to die, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Monday. Jordan Simpson had been in a relationship with the victim for only a few weeks when he attacked her on 29 June at her flat in High Street, Long Sutton. Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident began moments after Simpson ...

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Woman with liver failure charged with theft and assault

The Crown Prosecution Service wants more detail on the medical position of a gravely-ill Sutton Bridge woman accused of a string of shop thefts with a total value of more than £5,800. Magistrates in King’s Lynn were told yesterday (Thursday) that 36-year-old Natasha Hughes has liver and renal failure. An arrest warrant had been issued at a previous hearing but ...

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Man in court over Facebook grooming allegations

A 47-year-old man has been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on allegations that he groomed a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and incited her to engage in sexual activity. Jason Carter of Main Road, Gedney, entered no pleas but, speaking through his solicitor, indicated to magistrates at Boston that he would be pleading ‘guilty’ to all four of the ...

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