Courts

Spalding man charged after collision in Crowland killed woman and injured 11-year-old

A Spalding man has been charged following a fatal collision on the A16 near Crowland earlier this year which also injured an 11-year-old girl. Katy Cunningham, 46, of Temple Grange, Peterborough died when the grey Peugeot 3008 she was driving was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van on January 23. An 11-year-old girl passenger in the ...

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Teen with combat knife and drugs in car given suspended sentence

A teenager narrowly avoided immediate custody after admitting carrying a combat-type knife in his car. College student Daniel Upton, of Daniels Gate, Long Sutton, was also in possession of quantities of amphetamine and cannabis. Boston Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday that police found the items with him after being alerted by a member of the public about a disturbance. Prosecutor ...

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Drug-driver caught twice in eight days

A Weston Hills man has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drug-driving twice in eight days. Former self-employed motor vehicle dealer Craig Michael Thornton had a cocaine derivate in his system during both stops by police. The 33-year-old, of Austendyke Road, appeared before magistrates in King’s Lynn on Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts ...

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Drug dealer faces jail term

A young Spalding drug dealer found with more than £3,000 worth of controlled substances is facing a jail term. Paulo Tiago Marques-Pintor was also in possession of £1,890 in cash when he was searched in Spalding on July 23, 2018. The 21-year-old, of Pennygate, appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing a ...

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Disqualified driver evades jail after driving to shops because it was raining

A Spalding man has been told he is ‘lucky’ he was ‘not looking at custody’ after he admitted driving to the shops, despite being disqualified. Boston Magistrates heard that James Webb, 32, of St Marks Road, who admitted the offence, was banned from driving under the totting up procedure until December but had been found driving in Skirbeck Road by ...

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Man faces charges of inciting sexual activity with child

A Spalding man has been sent for trial at crown court on allegations of attempted incitement of a child to engage in sexual activity. David Gary William Maltby, 21, of Redthorne Close, faces four allegations – that between June 5 and 19, he attempted to engage in sexual communications with a child he believed to be 14 years old; two ...

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Man in court over firearms offence

A Spalding resident accused of a firearm offence has had his case sent to crown court. Mindageas Stakele (25), of Albert Street, is charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. The offence is alleged to have happened in Spalding between August 15 and August 18, 2019, and involved a BB handgun. Stakele, who appeared ...

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Officer punched taking drunk to cell

A Spalding man punched a police officer as he was being taken to a cell after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly, a court has heard. Matthew Preece, 45, of The Meadows, who admitted the offences, had been arrested in West Street at 5pm on October 7 after officers found him slumped against a wall and magistrates heard how ...

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Man headbutted and spat at police

A man spat at and headbutted police officers attending reports of a single vehicle collision. Police called to a single vehicle collision in Hurdletree Bank found Andrew Fraser McDonald (63) of Cranesgate North, Whaplode St Catherinesat on the ground arguing with his wife, a court has heard. He provided a positive breath test, Boston Magistrates were told, and was ‘aggressive’ ...

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Drug-driver hit cyclist

A Spalding man was ‘spaced out’ on cocaine when he hit a cyclist with his car causing him to fall to the ground, Boston Magistrates Court has heard. Christopher Storm, 57, of Winsover Road, who admitted driving under the influence of drugs, was driving a Renault Clio when he knocked the cyclist off his bicycle in Park Road at 4pm ...

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Man who fled UK after Surfleet crash that injured two found guilty in absence

A motorist who fled from the UK after causing a head-on collision which left two people seriously injured has been convicted by a jury despite the fact that he was not in court to face his trial. Abdulla Hamza is believed to have returned to his home country of Iraq and failed to appear for his trial at Lincoln Crown Court. The ...

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Drug use flat in Holbeach High Street closed by police

A flat on Holbeach’s High Street has been emptied by police after complaints over associated drug use and anti-social behaviour. On Monday, Lincolnshire Magistrates Court provided Lincolnshire Police with a Closure Order on the flat. The order means no-one can enter the flat for three months. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: of the Closure Order: “This was obtained after ...

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Man in court for running illegal HMO

A South Holland landlord has been found guilty of failing to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) on Vikings Way in Spalding, leading to a fine and other costs totalling over £1,200. Nicholas Moyses was called to Boston Magistrates Court on Monday 14 October after he ignored numerous attempts by South Holland District Council to ensure that he attained ...

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Woman (71) was injured after escaped dog attacked her pet

A 71-year-old woman was left injured after an escaped dog attacked her own pet she was taking for a walk. David Anthony Barnes, 60, of Spring Gardens, Long Sutton admitted being the person in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court heard that on the morning of July ...

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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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