Courts

Carer found to have crashed car while drunk

A part time carer who was herself the subject of fraudulent activity, drank so much alcohol that she crashed into a parked car, a court has heard. Sandra Hopkins, 63, of Roberts Walk, Long Sutton, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson said that at 6.20pm on October 27, Mrs Hopkins crashed ...

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Second restraining order made after CCTV looking into garden reignited neighbours’ feud, court hears.

A woman who has lived in her home in Donington ‘for many years’ was caused alarm and distress by the actions of her 60 year old lorry driver neighbour, a court in Boston has heard. Peter Andrews of Days Lane, admitted using threatening behaviour towards his next door neighbour, Susan Issitt, when he appeared at the magistrates court Prosecuting, Shelley ...

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Gang that stripped lead from a number of churches jailed

A prolific gang stripped the lead from dozens of rural churches across Lincolnshire and England, including St Peter and St Paul’s in Gosberton, causing utter devastation to village communities, a court was told today (Wednesday) The four men targeted churches from Somerset to North Yorkshire during a two-year crime spree which left churches facing repair bills totalling more than £2 ...

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Driver’s takeaway trip ends in court

A motorist who decided to go to a drive through McDonald’s and was involved in a minor collision was nearly three times the drink-drive limit. The 51-year-old decided to drive out for a takeaway and was involved in a minor collision which resulted in police being called because he smelt of alcohol. Sean Jason Hoyles, of Beccelm Drive, Crowland admitted ...

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Barman accused of stealing from pub

A former barman accused of stealing money from a Spalding pub will go on trial in May next year. Luke Jackson, 31, faces 29 charges of theft from the Moorings pub in Commercial Road between 26 May 2019 and 3 November 2019. Jackson, of Sewell Way, Spalding, appeared by video-link at Lincoln Crown Court today(Tues) for a pre-trial hearing. No ...

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Stopped after driving suspiciously

A person stopped for driving suspiciously was found to be at almost twice the legal alcohol limit, a court has heard. Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates Court, Lee Shepherd said that at 11pm on July 26, the police saw a Ford Focus being driven down Hereward Road into Pennygate , West Parade, Winsover Road and back round into Hereward Road. The ...

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Van driver was on cocaine

A Weston man has been fined after being found driving a van while under the influence of cocaine. Ricky Joe Heaviside, 31, of Small Drove, admitted driving under the influence of drugs when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Lee Shepherd said police stopped Heaviside when he was driving a Vauxhall Combo van at 9am on February 2 in ...

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Holbeach lorry driver who caused death of two women avoids jail

A Holbeach lorry driver caused a double fatal crash when he drove straight into the back of a car waiting to turn right off the A17, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Tuesday, December 15). Kelvin Mason failed to see the Citroen Xsara in time to stop and although he braked it was too late and his 18-tonne lorry smashed ...

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‘Highest level’ drink driver is banned

A man, arrested after a positive breath test revealed a reading more than three times the legal limit, has been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted to a court that he was a ‘binge drinker’. Vytautas Linkis (36), of Cannon Street, Wisbech, but who was living in Bourne Road, Spalding, at the time, admitted driving with excess alcohol ...

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Community order for man who had knife in town centre and later assaulted police officer

A man who was found to have a knife while in Spalding town centre and also later assaulted a police officer has been given a community order. Jake Glenn of Alexandra Road in Spalding pleaded guilty to the two charges in a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court. He admitted possessing a lock knife without good reason or lawful authority in ...

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Man assaulted two police officers

A man has been placed under curfew and given a suspended jail sentence after assaulting two police officers. Henrikas Lenderskis of Willesby Road, Spalding pleaded guilty to the assaults which took place in the town on November 22. He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and of damaging a police prisoner van on the same date. Taking into account the ...

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Man jailed for horrific threats

A man who shouted “horrific and frightening” threats to his ex-girlfriend and her new partner has been jailed for two years. Dominic Stubbs (24), of Peterborough Road, Crowland, split up with the woman last year. On September 16 this year, the woman and her new boyfriend returned home in Peterborough at about 1.30pm and were confronted by Stubbs who was ...

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Murder charge update

The parents of a murdered teenager appeared at The Old Bailey this week.Sarah Walker (37), and Scott Walker (50), of Century Square, Millfield, Peterborough, were charged with the murder of Bernadette Walker in September.The 17-year-old was reported missing by her parents after she had not been seen for three days.Police officers extensively searched the A16 corridor around Cowbit but no ...

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In court over music row

A 60-year-old Spalding man assaulted a neighbour by jabbing him in the face with a spade in a row over loud music, a court has been told.Barry William Clarke, of Hereward Road, admitted assaulting his neighbour Owen Talbot by beating when he appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court.Katie Beardmore, prosecuting, said Mr Talbot lived in a flat above Clarke for around ...

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Elderly man dies after trolley wait

An elderly man with pressure sores spent six hours on a trolley in a hospital’s accident and emergency department, an inquest has been told. The 99-year-old was taken to The Pilgrim Hospital after a fall at his Donington home, but he already had pressure sores. One of them later formed an abscess and Albert Stock died from sepsis, said coroner ...

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Mum slams sentence of pair ‘morally responsible’ for 14-year-old son’s death

The mum of a 14-year-old who died at a drugs party has called the sentence handed to the pair branded ‘morally responsible’ for his death as ‘not enough’. Earlier today (Monday) Alastair Turner (19) and Sam King (21) were jailed for 45 months and three years respectively after both admitted charges arising from the investigation into the death of Alex Buchan ...

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Two jailed and told they’re ‘morally responsible’ for death of teen (14) at Holbeach drugs party

Two men who organised weekly drugs parties at which a schoolboy died have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Alex Buchan, 14, described by his family as a “perfect son,” collapsed after ingesting fatal levels of MDMA into his bloodstream. An ecstasy tablet with the motif “The Punisher” was found next to him at the home of Sam King in ...

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Jealous man shot at car after pretending to be girl

A man fired shots at a car after luring the motorist to a supermarket at 4am, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Hubert Garvacz was jealous after discovering that the motorist had contacted a teenage girl hoping to meet up with her. Garvacz, who was able to access the 17-year-old girl’s Facebook account, exchanged messages with the man pretending that he ...

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Inquests hear prescription drugs played part in deaths

A Spalding woman suffering a range of medical issues died from an overdose of prescribed morphine and other drugs, an inquest has been told. Jane Menzies had been known to take a month’s prescription in two weeks and hoarded a stockpile of drugs, the hearing was told. Her former partner Michael Menzies was acting as her carer and had been ...

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Mother tried to kill son (2) and herself amid domestic violence fears

A desperate mother who tried to kill herself and two-year-old son amid fears of domestic violence during lockdown has been jailed for four years. The mum attempted suicide herself because of fears the boy’s father would resume contact when lockdown came to an end, a court was told. Lincoln Crown Court heard the woman devised a method to kill both ...

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