Courts

Suspended term for GBH

A Spalding man who fractured a work colleague’s eye socket with a single punch was given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation.Tiberiu-Lucian Grozav (36) carried out an unprovoked attack on the victim after blacking out during a night of drinking in Spalding on August 25 last year.Lincoln Crown Court heard the victim was walking ...

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Sex offender is sent to prison

A 58-year-old man who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual offences against a young child has been jailed for nearly 11 years. Anthony Jarrett, of Maple Close, Larkfield in Kent, was sentenced to four charges relating to various sexual assaults of a child under 13 when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, May 17.The abuse, which took place over ...

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Jail for disqualified driver after hit and run killed pedestrian

A Crowland man who killed a pedestrian in a hit and run while driving disqualified has been jailed for four years Stuart Nichols, 46, of Empsons Farm, Postland, Crowland, was driving a black Renault Megane along Paston Ridings, Peterborough, on Thursday, 20 October 2022, when he struck Karl Bradshaw, 41, who was in the road at about 8.45pm. Mr Bradshaw ...

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Two from north west fined for hare coursing

Two men who were seen hare coursing near West Pinchbeck have been fined and banned from the county George Miller, 32, and Lewis Sheridan, 37, have been ordered to pay more than £4,500 and handed Criminal Behaviour Orders banning them from Lincolnshire during hare coursing season, for the next 10 years following the incidents on Friday October 3. Lincolnshire Police ...

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‘Overworked’ district council employee spent thousands on company cards

A former South Holland District Council employee spent £8,470 on company cards after her mental health deteriorated due to the amount of work put on her, a court has heard. Beverley Paskell, 41, of The Chase, Crowland, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position at Boston Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, April 24). The charge relates to a two year ...

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Spalding woman stole £12,000 by cashing in fake scratch cards where she worked

A Spalding woman who stole more than £12,000 by cashing in fake scratch cards winnings has been sentenced. Emma Grimes, 41, was a site manager at Applegreen fuel station, in Ely, between August 2019 and October 2020. In this time, it was discovered that she had paid herself £12,370 in fake scratch card winnings. The discovery was made when the ...

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Holbeach family urges domestic abuse victims to seek help as man is jailed for killing Holly Bramley

The Holbeach family of murdered Holly Bramley have encouraged any victims of domestic abuse to seek help after her killer was jailed for life today. The 26-year-old was stabbed to death in March last year by her husband Nicholas Metson. Today (Monday April 8), a judge at Lincoln Crown Court sentenced him to a life sentence behind bars. Holly grew ...

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Holbeach mum tells ‘evil monster’ he’s sentenced her family to ‘a lifetime of grief’ for daughter’s murder

An “evil monster” used a ‘Bag For Life’ to dump some of his murdered wife’s remains after dismembering her body and hiding it in their flat for a week.  Nicholas Metson, 28, faces a life sentence after he admitted the brutal stabbing of his long term partner Holly Bramley, 26. Police launched a murder investigation after dozens of remains belonging ...

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Serial flasher exposed himself to women and school girls

A Spalding man who was seen standing naked in the street has been remanded into custody after he admitted exposing himself on four occasions.  Marcus Cook, 55, pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals in London Road, Spalding on November 13 and November 17.  Cook, who lives on the road, also admitted two further charges of exposing his genitals in the same location on December 11 ...

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Woman in court after assault for £8

A Holbeach woman has appeared in court after assaulting a lady who she also stole £8 from. Samantha Costello (51), of Boston Road South, pleaded guilty to the charges at Boston Magistrates’ Court last week.She was given a conditional discharge to last for 12 months by magistrates as well as told to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and a £26 ...

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Two jailed for Sutton Bridge cannabis farm

Two men have been jailed for 14 months for having a cannabis farm in Sutton Bridge. There were 423 cannabis plants discovered at the premises in Allenbys Chase after a police search on February 21. Yesterday (Monday March 25), Halil Gopani, 34, of no fixed address and Denis Xibraku, 24, of Stubbs Drive in London both appeared in pleaded guilty ...

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Woman given suspended sentence for having knives in Spalding street

A woman has admitted two counts of having knives in a public place in Spalding. Julia Plaszczewska, 23, from Fishtoft Road in Boston pleaded guilty to having both a lock knife and a kitchen knife without lawful authority in West Marsh Road on Friday, March 1. She was given a three month jail sentence suspended for 12 months by magistrates ...

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Trial for sexual offences charges

A man denied ten sexual offences against a child in the Spalding area when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.Daniel Brundell (59), of Launditch Crescent in Downham Market will go to trial at Lincoln Crown Court in April next year after he pleaded not guilty to a total of 14 charges.He is charged with six counts of sexual ...

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Man who repeatedly breached restraining order jailed

A Spalding man who repeatedly breached a restraining order has been jailed for 21 months. Johannes Stephanus de Klerk, 42, appeared for sentence at Lincoln Crown Court after being remanded into custody at an earlier hearing. He was represented by defence barrister Chris Brewin after pleading guilty to four charges of harassment by breach of a restraining order. The court ...

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Man flashed young girls at station

A Deeping St Nicholas man has been given a suspended jail sentence for flashing at young girls at Spalding Railway Station. Antony Varley (58), of Main Road, pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals so that someone would be caused alarm or distress on September 1 last year.Magistrates at Boston court on Monday, February 19, decided a four-month prison sentence suspended ...

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Man in court over sexual offences against children

A man has appeared in Lincoln Remand Court charged with a host of sexual offences against children in Spalding. Daniel Brundell, 59, of Launditch Crescent in Downham Market will go to trial at Lincoln Crown Court with an initial date set for March 4. He is charged with three counts of sexual assault, four of assault by touching, four of ...

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Four years in jail for Spalding man whose lies led to body of Colette Law not being found until 10 days after her death

A man who “delayed” police finding the body of his girlfriend in a churchyard for a week after previously assaulting her three times was today (Wednesday) jailed for four years and eight months. The body of Colette Law, 26, who was from Greenock in Scotland, was discovered in a tent in the grounds of St Mary and St Nicholas Church in Spalding ...

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Murder and manslaughter charges set to be dropped as man admits perverting justice over discovery of women’s body in churchyard

A man who was arrested following the discovery of a woman’s body in a Lincolnshire churchyard has admitted a charge of perverting public justice with murder and manslaughter charges set to be dropped. The body of Colette Law, 26, who was from Greenock in Scotland, was discovered in the grounds of St Mary and St Nicolas Church in Spalding on July 17 ...

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Spalding victim suffered at hands of man who blackmailed dozens into sexual and degrading acts

A Spalding person was among the victims of a man jailed for 24-years after being ‘pupil’ of what the National Crime Agency say is one of the most dangerous sexual predators its ever investigated. Anthony ‘Danny’ Burns, 39, worked with notorious online child sex offender Abdul Elahi, who was jailed for 32 years in December 2021 after targeting 2,000 people ...

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Man (50) charged with rape and strangulation offences

A 50-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a woman over 16 and two counts of intentional strangulation. Zbigniew Kaczmaek, of Carrington Road, Spalding, was arrested on December 15 in relation to an incident that happened in Spalding on the day of the arrest.He was interviewed, charged and remanded to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December ...

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