Courts

Dog injured woman in Whaplode after chewing through a chain

A Lincolnshire woman has admitted having a dog which was out of control when it injured another woman. Sharon Foster, 38, of High Road in Whaplode, near Spalding, will be sentenced next month after she admitted the charge at Lincoln Crown Court. Victim Emily Ormes was injured after the Alsatian cross breed type dog escaped on Thursday May 18 last ...

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Drink driver ran away from police

A driver who abandoned his car and hid when he realised he was being followed by police in the early hours of the morning, was facing his second excess alcohol conviction in less than 10 years, a court has heard. Darryl Gebhard, 61, of Starlode Drove, West Pinchbeck, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates at Boston ...

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Pensioner’s body was found in Welland

A 77-year-old from Spalding whose body was found in the River Welland last year had taken her own life, an inquest has heard. Janet Brighton’s body was found at Welland Yacht Club by a police officer hours after being reported missing from her Hawthorn Bank home on September 2, 2017. The inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, March 14, ...

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Father of three died after taking heroin

A father of three from Spalding died of a drug overdose shortly after being released from prison, an inquest has heard. Damian James Baker passed away aged 32 on January 7, 2018 at the Little London flat he had moved into with girlfriend Courtney Reeves just a week earlier. In a statement read out at the inquest into Damian’s death ...

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Ban for drink-driver who churned up lawn with car

A Deeping St Nicholas man who churned up a lawn with his car had been drinking beer and spirits while watching rugby at a friend’s house, a court has heard. Daniel Lee Beeken (39) of Campain’s Lane, Deeping St Nicholas admitted driving with excess alcohol and causing damage to a lawn and garden, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. ...

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Serial drink driver who ‘doesn’t accept he has done anything wrong’ escapes jail

A defence solicitor has told magistrates that he was acting in the best interests of his client by saying that despite facing a prison sentence, his client ‘did not accept responsibility or that he has done anything wrong’. Ireneusz Stanislaw Duda, 50, of Wesley Road, Whaplode had admitted driving with excess alcohol, whilst disqualified and without insurance or a test ...

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Drink driver found kneeling and screaming

A Spalding man has been banned from driving for 20 months after magistrates heard he had been found kneeling in the road shouting and screaming after crashing into a tree while almost twice over the legal limit for alcohol in his bloodstream. Raimondas Raudonis, 28, of Edward Road, admitted driving with excess alcohol in his bloodstream and without a full ...

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The £105k legal bill that YOU will be paying for

South Holland District Council tax payers are footing the bill for prosecuting a care home owner following three separate deaths. But the authority is battling to recoup the money it spent on bringing to court a company which ran a care home where the three residents had died after leaving the building in 2012. Apex Care Ltd was fined £105,000, ...

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Pensioner admits detaining 12-year-old girl

A FRAIL pensioner has pleaded guilty to detaining a then 12-year-old girl whom he gave money and cigarettes, a court has heard. Raymond Mauderne (74) of Hampton Close, Spalding, leaned heavily on a stick and had great difficulty in getting up and down as he admitted the charge of detaining a child under the age of 16, so as to ...

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Lorry driver guilty of drink driving

A SPALDING lorry driver’s conviction for driving with excess alcohol will have a ‘catastrophic impact’ on his life, a court has been told. David Rose, (56), of Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, admitted driving with 97 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 milliitres of breath when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The legal limit is 35. The court heard that Rose ...

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Man who used cannabis as painkiller sentenced for driving under the influence

A 27 YEAR old Spalding man who has been smoking cannabis as a painkiller following injuries sustained in a hit and run accident 11 years ago, was found to be more than three times over the drug limits for driving. Arran Lee Chambers of Clough Road, Holbeach Clough admitted driving with seven microgrammes of cannabis per litre of blood when ...

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Justice finally for drink driver too drunk to take test

A drink-driver who escaped justice when a judge accepted he was too drunk to provide a breath test has finally been convicted after the decision was overturned following a costly appeal. Michael Camp (52) was almost three and a half times over the drink-drive legal limit after being pulled over by police in Spalding, Lincs, in November 2015. The salesman ...

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Counterfeit cigarettes stashed in Spalding shop ceiling

A Spalding shop has been fined more than £2,500 at Lincoln Magistrates Court for possessing dangerous counterfeit cigarettes. A County Council spokesman said “unsafe, incorrectly marked and counterfeit cigarettes” were found in the Nasza Biedronka shop at Sheep Market, Spalding, on September 27. “A total of 3,640 cigarettes (182 packs of 20) were seized,” the spokesman said. “The items were ...

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Paedophile had ‘cruel’ material

A Sutton Bridge man who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Police officers who checked the computer of Russell Nason found images of children as young as four years old being abused. And the search history of the computer revealed that Nason had carried out searches specifically aimed at finding child abuse ...

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Boy who took firearm and axe into school allowed home under year’s supervision

A judge has commended the bravery of teachers who disarmed a boy of 13 after he went in to a South Lincolnshire school armed with an air rifle and axe. The lad was tackled by staff at the school after firing one pellet in to the ground, Lincoln Youth Court heard. The boy, who can not be named because of ...

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‘Fault on both sides’ during incident outside Spalding night club

Magistrates told a defendant there had been “faults on both sides”, after he claimed police overreacted to his behaviour outside a Spalding night spot. Liam James Parker (22), of Hall Place, Spalding, admitted obstructing the police when he appeared before magistrates at Boston. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said police officers were in a van outside Loaded night club in Westlode Street ...

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Jail for man who threatened Spalding antiques dealer (78) with a knife

A man who demanded cash from a 79-year-old antiques dealer after threatening him with a knife has been jailed for two and a half years at Lincoln Crown Court. The court heard at the hearing on Friday January 19 that defendant Viktors Lahs initially chatted with John Mumford about furniture before suddenly grabbing the antiques dealer by his coat collar ...

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COURT – Serious injury leads to fine for Baytree Garden Centre

The owners of Baytree Garden Centre in Weston have been fined after a member of staff was seriously injured falling from a tree. Bay Tree Nurseries Ltd was fined £13,000 at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 17 after entering a guilty plea for breaching section two, The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Action was taken against ...

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Spalding care home company fined £70,000 for breaching health and safety regulations

A care home company was today fined £70,000 after a court heard how confused and elderly residents were able to leave the premises without being noticed putting their lives at risk.   Apex Care Ltd, which runs a 28-room unit at The Bungalow on Park Road, Spalding, had admitted breaching health and safety regulations following an investigation in to incidents at ...

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Anger after ‘lenient’ exposure sentence

The family of a 14-year-old girl who was left distressed after an exposure by a Spalding man has criticised his sentence after he escaped jail. At Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, December 8, Paul Raymond Stubbs, of Beech Avenue, pleaded guilty to the charge of indecent exposure on May 31 earlier this year on Church Street, Spalding, and of separate ...

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