Courts

Former headteacher in court over child sex offences

The former headteacher of St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck has been told not to visit the school after appearing in court over three child sex offences. James Shawley (44) appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 30 and has yet to enter a plea to three charges that relate to interactions with a person he did not believe ...

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Man admits sending sexual message to girls (13)

A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending messages of a sexual nature to 13-year-old girls. Roger Hicks admitted four counts of sending messages to two 13-year-old girls whom he did not reasonably believe to be over the age of 16 for sexual gratification. He entered the pleas when appearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 15. The offences took ...

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Woman set herself on fire amid worries over coronavirus

A Moulton woman who became convinced that COVID-19 was a hoax that could lead to war died after setting fire to herself an inquest has heard. Zsuzsanna Marlyin (49) died at the specialist burns unit in Broomsfield Hospital in Essex on Sunday, April 19, two days after the incident at the Hallgate home she shared with husband of 24 years, ...

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Spalding man faces £7.5m lawsuit

A human rights activist from South Holland is facing a multi-million pound law suit. Andy Hall, of Spalding, had the threat of a jail sentence in Thailand lifted earlier this month after a lengthy legal battle with a fruit company. He interviewed workers at the Natural Fruit Co as part of a FInnwatch report alleging violations of human rights in ...

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Banned driver caught at wheel twice in month

A banned driver who was caught behind the wheel in Spalding twice within a month has been fined £1,000. The offences occurred almost two years ago but justice caught up with Mantas Rasytinis (22) on Monday when he appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court. Rasytinis, of Crocus Walk, Spalding, was driving an Audi in Broad Street when police stopped him on ...

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Man died after operation

A Donington man died after going through a necessary operation, an inquest has head. Neville Pitts died aged 84 on August 11, 2019, at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital while daughter Susan Coles was by his side. The inquest into his death, held remotely at Lincoln Coroner’s Court, heard that the medical cause of death was acute respiratory symptoms as a result ...

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Holbeach man jailed for revenge porn and damaging woman’s home with van and recovery truck

A man who posted ‘revenge porn’ pictures of his girlfriend as a way of threatening her to pick up her phone has been jailed. Shane Boyton, of College Close, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire, even used a winch from a recovery truck in a bid to get the woman to open her front door. The 41-year-old moved in with the woman earlier ...

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Man in court on weapons charges

A man has appeared in court on weapons charges, including possessing a sawn off shotgun, and a count of coercive behaviour. Danny Gavin Cole (28) of Joys Bank in Holbeach St John’s appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday. It follows an incident police were called to at 11am on Wednesday, June 3. Lincolnshire Police said at the time that ...

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Convicted rapist living in Spalding had hundreds of indecent images of children

A convicted paedophile and rapist is back behind bars after he was caught downloading indecent images of children as young as two years old. Raymond Whittle attracting the attention of police again in April 2019 after a mobile phone linked to him was discovered to have accessed the illegal images. Whittle, who had previously spent nine years in custody after ...

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Man who was living in car jailed for series of burglaries

A burglar who carried out a series of raids after finding himself homeless was today (Friday) jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Darren Reegan, who at the time was living in his car, smashed his way into a property on Main Road, Hop Pole, and stole items including an I-pad, a laptop and jewellery. Noel Philo, prosecuting, told the hearing, which ...

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Spalding drug dealer jailed

A Spalding drug dealer has started a three-year jail term. Paulo Tiago Marques-Pintor was sentenced at a Lincoln Crown Court hearing on Monday. The 21-year-old, of Pennygate, had failed to answer bail and appeared in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Last November he appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing ...

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Two deny attempted murder charges

Two men today (Monday, April 6) denied a charge of attempted murder at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court. Anthony Madine, 20, of Cradge Bank, Spalding, and Junior Titilawo,25, of Aspen Green, Huntingdon, appeared via video link Both men denied the attempted murder of 24 year old Liam Heffernan and possession of a prohibited firearm. Judge Simon Hirst set a trial date of 1 ...

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Head charged with child sex offences

The head teacher of St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School in West Pinchbeck has been charged with three counts of online sexual offences against a child. Lincolnshire Police said James Shawley (43), of Hereward Street in Bourne, has been charged with the following online offences: Attempting sexual communication with a child, attempt to cause or incite a child to ...

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Factory worker was sexually explicit in messages to girl (13)

A Crowland man who was sexually explicit when privately messaging a 13-year-old girl has been given a two-year community order. Jason Mark Church (20) must carry out a sex offender treatment programme and 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement days as part of the order imposed by magistrates in Boston on Wednesday. He will also be subject to a five-year Sexual ...

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Drove eight times over cannabis limit

A Spalding driver has been banned and fined after admitting driving with eight times the permitted level of cannabis in his system. Graham Stevan Kirkpatrick, 35, of Queens Road, was seen driving his Iveco van in Holbeach Road, Spalding at 4am on September 14 and admitted to police he had been smoking cannabis the night before. Jim Clare, prosecuting at ...

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Man fined for cocaine possession

A man has been given a ‘wake-up’ call after being arrested for being in possession of cocaine in a Spalding night spot. Ashley Jones, 25, of Boyfields, Quadring admitted the offence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Magistrates heard that door staff had discovered Jones and another man sniffing cocaine in the toilets of the XO nightclub in Westlode ...

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Long Sutton man publicly exposed himself for ‘sexual thrill’

A Long Sutton man who stood just outside his house at a time when children were going to school, ‘completely naked’ and with an erect penis and masturbating, did it for the ‘sexual thrill’, a court has heard. Lee Jonathon Harvey (26) of Gedney Road, Long Sutton, admitted indecently exposing himself in order to cause offence, when he appeared at ...

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Spalding man among alleged drug dealers to face trial

Three alleged drug dealers have been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on charges of dealing in heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. Alzcan Calzskan (19) of Washway Road, Spalding and Bree Jaon Murphy (21) of Witham Town, Boston are both alleged to have been concerned in the supplying of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin between December 1 2017 and ...

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Tenant took and crashed landlady’s car

A 24-year-old tenant took his landlady’s car without her permission and crashed it into a van. Pereira Fernandes of Wignals Gate, Holbeach admitted aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance or a driving licence at Boston Magistrates Court this week. The court heard he had taken his landlady’s Ford Fiesta at 9.30am on November 8 2019 without her permission and ...

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Drug driver more than three times over the limit

A Spalding man found driving with more than three times the permitted level of cannabis in his bloodstream, has been fined and banned from driving. Boston Magistrates heard that Alvaro Manuel Rio de Melo, 28, of Medlock Crescent, was stopped by police in Halmer Paddock, Spalding at 3am on August 18 last year after he was seen by police breaking ...

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