Courts

Fleet teen blamed drink driving on lobster

A BMW spotted veering from side to side in the road had a drink-driving Fleet teenager at the wheel. Stewart Lee was stopped by police as he and his father returned from a pub meal on the WestNorfolk coast. King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that 19-year-old Lee “stumbled” away from thecar and admitted he’d had alcohol. He was ...

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Moped rider who crashed into car was twice drink drive limit

A Holbeach moped rider has been banned from driving after he collided with a car while more thantwice over the legal limit for alcohol. Brogan Moody, 24, of Rathkenny Close, who admitted the offence and one of having no insurance, wassaid to have collided with a car at 9.35pm on July 16 at Willington Road in Boston. Prosecuting at Boston ...

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Man fined for drunkenly swinging metal bar around when confronted by police

Police officers threatened to tasar a drunk man wielding a wheelbrace in Pinchbeck, a court has heard. Anthony Corrigan, 29, of St Johns Road, Weston Hills admitted possessing an offensiveweapon when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. Marie Stace, prosecuting, said officers were confronted by Corrigan when they attended the incident onJuly 17. She said he was shouting and swearing ...

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Drug driver banned for three years after second conviction

A second conviction for driving under the influence of cannabis has led to a Spalding woman being banned from driving for three years. Melissa Arnold, 27, of Hereward Road admitted drug driving when she appeared at Boston MagistratesCourt. Prosecuting, Rebecca Wilson said Ms Arnold was stopped on February 10 while driving her Nissan Micrain Wintergold Avenue after police smelt cannabis ...

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Man tells court he’ll lose job after crashing while driving drunk

A Spalding man told magistrates he would lose job when he was banned from driving following his court appearance for driving with excess alcohol. Paulo de Olivera Veiga, 42, who admitted the offence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court, was said to have been arrested when he gave a positive breath test after he crashed his Seat Toledo into ...

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Man found to have knife and drugs after police search

A Spalding man was found to be in possession of a knife, as well as amphetamines and cannabis, when he was searched by police in the street. Algis Mecilauskas, 21, of Spalding Common had admitted all three offences when he first appeared before magistrates in June and was now appearing for sentence following a report from the Probation Service. The ...

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Drunk driver crashed into lamppost and hedge

A Holbeach woman drove drunk after a domestic argument, a court has heard. Magistrates in Boston heard that, Rita Feher, 27, of Washway Road, had left the address following a row with her partner at 11pm on June 24 and had crashed into a lamppost and then into a hedge. Prosecuting, Lottie Tyler said she was found in the driver’s ...

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Man charged with robbery and attempted burglary over incident that saw 84-year-old’s walking stick stolen

A 34-year-old man has been arrested after an 84-year-old was assaulted and had his walking stick stolen. Georgel Cimbala is due to appear at Boston Magistrates Court today (Friday, July 8) charged with robbery and attempted burglary following the incident at The Parkway, Spalding last month. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police: “We have charged a man with robbery and attempted ...

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Holbeach man sentenced for raping child

A Holbeach 20-year-old has been given an eight-year sentence for raping a child. Nathan Bossley, of Allison Avenue, Holbeach, appeared today at Lincoln Crown Court. He was found guilty, following trial last month, of raping a child under the age of 13. The offences of rape occurred on at least three occasions and took place between December 27, 2019 and ...

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Prison officer hospitalised by inmate after argument over slippers

A Holbeach man has been fined for punching a prison officer following an argument over slippers Connor Tierney, 26, of Langwith Drive, Holbeach, Spalding admitted the offence while on remand awaiting trial on December 7 last year. Prosecutor Lottie Tyler told Boston Magistrates Court it had been an ‘unprovoked attack’ and the officer had had to receive hospital treatment as ...

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Disqualified driver fled police after being caught behind the wheel with cocaine.

A man caught driving while disqualified just four days before the end of his ban has been banned again. Daniel Horgan, 38, of Station Road, Gedney Hill, who has 51 previous convictions, many of them for driving while disqualified and without insurance, had admitted failing to stop for the police, driving while disqualified and possession of crack cocaine when he ...

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Drove drunk up to 90mph through town

A Spalding man who drove at speeds of up to 90mph in a built-up area in Spalding, subsequently refused to give a specimen of breath for analysis, a court has heard. Damian Sanocki (28), of Bonnington Court, admitted failing to provide a specimen and using a car without insurance, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court. Prosecuting, Julie Costello said ...

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Biker died after driver fell asleep

A woman killed a Spalding motorcyclist after falling asleep at the wheel and veering into oncoming traffic. Mollie Southam (23) was driving along the A16 near Newborough at about 6am on February 7, 2020, when her car veered into the opposite lane, hitting a motorcyclist head on and causing a five-vehicle collision. The motorcyclist, Simon Rayner (51), of Thomas Road, ...

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Housing problem blamed for death

A coroner has ruled that South Holland District Council’s handling of a housing issue contributed to a 35-year-old man taking his own life. Maciej Szmyt was found dead in bungalow accommodation at The Anglia Motel in Fleet on August 10 last year, having taken an overdose of tablets. An inquest into his death, held at Boston Coroner’s Court last Tuesday, ...

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Convicted sex offender from Spalding first in county to be charged with new ‘non-fatal strangulation’ offence

Officers have charged a man under new legislation which was introduced last month to protect victims of domestic abuse. Benjamin Flatters, aged 31, of Dorchester Road, Spalding was charged with non-fatal strangulation following an alleged assault, reported on June 23. Flatters appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 1 where he pleaded not guilty to the strangulation charge. Flatters pleaded ...

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Spalding stalker jailed

A Spalding man who admitted perverting the course of justice and stalking his ex-partner was today (Monday) jailed for four months. Timothy Hart, 46, of Alexandra Road, was also made the subject of a two year restraining order which prevents him from contacting his former girlfriend. Lincoln Crown Court heard the offences occurred after the couple’s three and half year ...

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Alleged drug dealers set for trial

Two alleged Spalding drug dealers have been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court by magistrates in Boston.Aleks Szerafin (24), of Celandine Close, admitted supplying cannabis to others and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, although on a basis that could not be agreed to by the Crown Prosecution Service.Modestas Stasys (22), of London Road, denied possessing £360 in cash ...

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Alleged drug dealers sent for trial

Two alleged Spalding drug dealers have been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court by magistrates in Boston. Aleks Szerafin, 24, of Celandine Close, admitted supplying cannabis to others and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, although on a basis that could not be agreed to by the Crown Prosecution Service. Modestas Stasys, 22, of London Road, denied possessing £360 ...

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‘Bags for Life’ burglar jailed for Spalding crime spree

A commercial burglar who stole thousands of pounds worth of property during a crime spree in South Lincolnshire was jailed for two years. Jake Boyton, 32, used “Bags for Life” to remove computer equipment and cash valued at £1,700 during an overnight burglary at the premises of Welland Print in Spalding. Lincoln Crown Court heard the business was forced to close ...

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‘Car-mad’ father crushed by vehicle he was working under

A “car-mad” father of two was killed when a vehicle he was working under fell off jacks and crushedhim. James McKenna, 47, was in the rear garden of his home in Hospital Drove, Long Sutton. It’s believed the Ford Ka shifted sideways when he used force with a spanner. An inquest hearing in Boston on Tuesday (June 21) was held ...

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