Courts

Man (31) admits attempted ramraid at Spalding shop

A 31-year-old man has admitted several counts of burglary – including last month’s attempted ramraid at a Spalding clothes shop. James Steven Evans, of Wisbech, was charged on Friday and has appeared before magistrates in Lincoln. Evans admitted burglaries in Spalding at Chiltern Drive on May 13 and at Holland Road on May 5. A police statement said: “He was ...

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Fund set up to aid libraries fight

Campaigners trying to save Lincolnshire’s libraries from closure have launched a fundraising appeal to help cover High Court costs. Save Lincolnshire Libraries needs £7,500 to fight for libraries in the High Court. The appeal has been started by campaigners to help Lincoln resident Simon Draper in his challenge of Lincolnshire County Council’s proposal to cut the library service by £2million. ...

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Spalding robbery: Fosdyke man pleads guilty

A man has admitted committing robbery in a Spalding street. Ben Thomas Courtney (21), of Snaith Avenue in Fosdyke, will be sentenced later this week after pleading guilty. An iPhone was stolen during the incident which involved a staff member of The Grocers shop in Francis Street on January 25 this year.

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Spalding police inspector’s warning over ‘naming and shaming’ on websites

Spalding police inspector Jim Tyner has issued a warning about ‘naming and shaming’ on websites. It follows the case of neglected dog Star and the clamour by website posters for the owner to be punished. He said: “It’s dangerous to name wrongdoers on social media as it may prevent a fair trial. “And a person admitting something on social media ...

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School meals provider to South Holland fined for filthy premises

A school meals provider has been handed a £18,230 court bill for filthy premises after an investigation by South Holland District Council officers. Food 4 Thought GB Ltd has been fined £13,800 and ordered to pay £4,300 costs after magistrates heard about the conditions at the unit where meals were prepared. Boston magistrates heard on Monday, March 24, that Food ...

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Eight years’ prison ‘not enough’ for hit and run driver

The father of a cyclist killed by a hit and run driver has said his sentence will never be enough for taking his son’s life. Stephen Osborn was speaking after driver Paul Walken (42), of Chapel Lane, Folkingham, was sentenced to prison for eight years and banned from driving for ten after admitting causing Tim Osborn’s death by careless driving ...

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