Courts

Spalding man ‘terrified’ by 3am burglars

A terrified householder hid under bedclothes as two women burgled his home at 3am, Lincoln Crown Court was told. The man was woken up in the early hours by the noise from the intruders after they broke into the Willow Walk property in Spalding. Rebecca Coleman, prosecuting, told the court: “he was terrified. He hid under the bedclothes. “He pretended ...

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Woman pleads not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges

A woman today (Friday) denied the murder of a Spalding man when she appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. Alison Skingsly, 42, of Thames Road  Spalding, is accused of the murder of Kevin Nix on 27 June this year.   She pleaded not guilty to the offence and also denied an alternative charge of the manslaughter of 46 year old Mr ...

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Electronically tagged after driving while disqualified

A Spalding man who was banned from driving for an excess alcohol offence, offered to drive his friend’s car after he felt unwell, a court has heard. Vadims Cuprikovs, 32, of Kellet Gate, Spalding, admitted driving whilst disqualified and without insurance, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The court heard that Cuprikovs had been banned from driving for an excess ...

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Drunk man couldn’t remember assaulting officer

A Spalding man, who assaulted a policeman, told magistrates at Boston that he was so drunk he couldn’t remember doing it. Matthew Preece, 44, formerly of Middle Marsh, Moulton Marsh but now living care of a doctor’s surgery, admitted being drunk and disorderly, assaulting the officer and being in possession of a small amount of cannabis, when he appeared at ...

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Pinchbeck paedophile jailed for eight years

A former teaching assistant who caused a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity was today (Friday, July 13) jailed for eight years.   Martin Moon (32) of Bridgewater Lane, Pinchbeck, also sent the girl sexual videos of himself and repeatedly asked her to send him sexual pictures.   Lincoln Crown Court heard Moon had previously been jailed for 30 ...

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Spalding man drove daughter to hospital while over drug-drive limit

Magistrates told a “hard working family man” from Spalding that they “had some sympathy” with his situation after they heard he had lost his job after driving with excess cannabis in his system. Kyle Courtman-Young (23) of Third Avenue, Spalding admitted driving with 3.4 microgrammes of cannabis per litre of blood in Carrington Road, Spalding, when he appeared before Boston ...

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Booze ban for Spalding man who assaulted partner

A Spalding man who assaulted his partner during a drunken argument, has been ordered by a court to go 90 days without consuming any alcohol. Maris Dudars (32) of St Paul’s Road, admitted assaulting his partner  by beating on June 23. Prosecuting, Paul Wood said that during the evening, after they had both taken drink, an argument developed as to ...

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Injunction bans Crowland boy from acts of anti-social behaviour or inciting others

A teenage boy has been banned from committing anti-social behaviour in South Holland for the next six months. South Holland District Council is celebrating the court order, which has resulted in a 15-year-old boy from Crowland being served an injunction after a court judged an ongoing spate of anti-social behaviour to have caused “undue harassment and distress to residents across ...

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Takeway driver banned from driving

A Spalding takeaway delivery driver has been ordered to take six months alcohol treatment and banned from driving for two and a half years, after magistrates heard he had been arrested for excess alcohol offences three times since 2005. Artur Zakowski (35), who is at present homeless having split up with his partner because of his drinking, admitted driving with almost ...

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Spalding man in court accused of defrauding headstone customers

A Spalding man accused of defrauding customers by failing to supply orders of memorial headstones is to face trial next year.   Julian Karl Gaunt, who is accused of defrauding nine customers of JG Select Memorials Ltd, made a brief appearance today (Wednesday, July 4) before Lincoln Crown Court.   Gaunt (49) of Queens Road, spoke only to confirm his ...

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‘Eyesore’ hotel landlord fined

Fines totalling £4,160 have been issued to the landlord of troubled Holbeach town centre premises The Chequers. Landlord Chony Andrews was issued with a £2,500 fine for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice (£500 for each of five offences) and £1,000 for failing to licence a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Councillor Christine Lawton, South Holland District Council portfolio ...

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Second ban for drink driver who injured woman and eight-year-old in crash

A Gosberton man who drove his car to work even though he was banned from driving, crashed into another car injuring a woman and an eight year old child, a court has been told. Tomas Jerusenko, 33, of Salem Street, admitted careless driving, driving without insurance and whilst disqualified, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Dan Pietryka said that ...

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Burglar caught after leaving behind bike and sweat shirt

A Spalding man who was said to have ‘real issues’ with alcohol, left his bicycle and a sweat shirt behind at the scene of a burglary, a court has heard. Matthew Preece, 44, of Middle Marsh Road, Moulton Marsh, admitted burglary and theft at a house at Algakirk, Boston on May 21 and possession of cannabis, when he appeared at ...

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Community order for man who glassed another in Spalding nightspot

A 20-year-old who ‘glassed’ another man in a Spalding nightspot has been ordered to carry out unpaid work and pay compensation to his victim, by magistrates in Boston. Austin Carter of Cobgate, Whaplode, who admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm, as well as possessing cannabis, struck the man, Haroldas Mantvydas, with a glass he was holding following an exchange of ...

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Crowland man avoids driving ban

A Crowland man has avoided a driving ban after pleading guilty to being in charge of a car when drunk. Samuel Pinnelli, 22, of West Street admitted to being in charge of the Ford Kuga in Godsey Lane, Market Deeping whilst over the limit, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said police saw him sitting in ...

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Depressed drunk driver three times over the limit

A Spalding woman who was driving with an alcohol level three times the permitted level, suffered from depression, a court has heard. Mrs Kelly Mothers (40) of Hannam Boulevard admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Paul Wood said that at 8.30pm on May 8, she was driving her Vauxhall Corsa when she was ...

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Woman nursing baby attacked in Gosberton love triangle ‘soap opera’

A love triangle between a man and two women came to a head when one of the women assaulted both the man and the other woman, who was nursing a baby at the time of the attack, in something like a “soap opera script” a court has heard. Boston Magistrates heard that Katie Croker (43) of Ash Court, Donington, who ...

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Two gang members sentenced for host of burglaries

Two cousins who carried out a series of raids on supermarkets across four counties face “substantial” jail sentences after today (Wednesday) being convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary.   Wesley Smith and John Smith were part of a three-man gang which carried out burglaries in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire over a three month period last year.   It includes the burglary of a house ...

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Former teaching assistant admits sex offences against girl (15)

A former teaching assistant was today (Wednesday May 9) warned he faces an “inevitable” jail sentence after admitting sex offences against a 15 year old girl when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.   Martin Moon, 32, of Bridgewater Lane, Pinchbeck, pleaded guilty to two charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity together with charges ...

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Jailed for killing man after botched Crowland robbery

A man who killed another while fleeing the scene of an attempted ram raid in Crowland has been jailed. Dale Smith (30), of Front Road, Murrow, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while driving without a licence, burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving and handling stolen goods. While sentencing Smith to 12 years’ imprisonment at ...

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