Courts

Early hours drink driver didn’t have lights on

A drink driver was seen driving erratically without lights in the centre of Spalding. Florin Stan, 27, of 7 Franklin Drive, Spalding admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Paul Wood, prosecuting, said officers saw Stan in a Peugeot in Westlode Street at 3.45am on March 6 where the car was seen driving without lights ...

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Appeal after transit van containing musical equipment and bikes stolen from Weston Hills address

A police appeal has been launched after a van was stolen along with music equipment and electrical mountain bikes. The incident happened in Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, in the early hours of thing morning (Monday, March 14). The musical equipment and bikes was in the black Transit van. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “We are appealing for witnesses and ...

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Pinchbeck man charged with rape

A Pinchbeck man has been sent for trial on an allegation of rape. Matthew Cocks, 25, of Southgate entered no plea to the single allegation that he raped a woman atPinchbeck on May 29 last year. Following the hearing at Boston Magistrates Court, the case will get underway at Lincoln Crown Court with a first appearance on April 5 and ...

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Man in court over sexual activity with girl (15)

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court in Boston on allegations of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in Spalding. Andrew Geeson, of St Margarets, Quadring, entered no pleas to charges alleging penetrative and nonpenetrative sexual activity with the girl between October 2018 and September 2019, as well sexualactivity with a child aged 15-17 whilst in a position of trust ...

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Man jailed after three times messaging people he thought were under-age girls

A Pinchbeck man who attempted to engage in sexual conversations with three people he thought were under-age girls was today (Monday) jailed for 16 months. Jason Hildred, 48, of Walpole Close in Pinchbeck, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order. Lincoln Crown Court heard Hildred ...

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Mum jailed for nine years for manslaughter

A young mother who killed her partner with a single stab wound to the heart was today (Thursday) jailed for nine years. Mum-of-two Charlie Stevenson (21) was cleared of murdering her on-off partner Christopher Higgs, also 21, after a trial last month. But the jury convicted Stevenson of unlawfully killing Mr Higgs at her home in Portland Street, Boston, Lincs. The jury ...

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Man denies murder and attempted murder

A man today (Thursday) denied charges of murder and attempted murder following two alleged attacks in Spalding on the same day.Darren Kirk (52) died following an alleged attack at a property in Cygnet Court, Spalding, on December 20.A second man, Mark Stone (46), was also taken to hospital in a critical condition on December 20 after an alleged serious assault ...

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Woman spat at police officer

A Spalding teenager has been fined after a court heard she had spat at a police officer in a ‘heat of the moment’ incident outside a nightclub. Julia Trzeciak (18), of Longs Wharf, Double Street, admitted assaulting the officer by beating when she appeared before District Judge Peter Veits sitting at Boston Magistrates’ Court.Prosecuting, Marie Stace said police went to ...

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Woman (40) pleads not guilty to ‘assault by penetration’

A 40-year-old Spalding woman today (Tuesday) denied a charge of assault by penetration on another woman.  Amy Stimpson, of Perry Close, entered a not guilty plea to the single allegation when she appeared at Lincoln Crown Court. The offence is alleged to have occurred on September 27 last year. Ms Stimpson, who was represented in court by defence barrister Karen ...

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Man breached domestic abuse order hours after it was implemented

A man has been jailed after breaching a domestic abuse protection order just hours after it was implemented by the courts. It was made against William Jolly of Quadring Road, Donington by Lincolnshire Magistrates Court on Friday after what Lincolnshire Police describe as reported assaults carried out “over a number of day”. Officers had previously attended an incident on Wednesday, ...

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Family pay tribute to ‘devoted dad’ after partner is found guilty of his manslaughter

The family of Christopher Higgs have paid tribute to a “caring, loveable son and devoted father” after his partner was found guilty of his manslaughter. He died after being found with a single stab wound to the chest at the home of his partner Charlie Stevenson in Portland Street, Boston on July 14 last year. Yesterday (Thursday) Stevenson was found ...

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Woman found guilty of manslaughter of partner

A woman who was accused of murdering her partner has been found guilty of manslaughter. The jury at Lincoln Crown Court today (Thurs) found Charlie Stevenson, 21, not guilty of the murder of Christopher Higgs, also 21, from Spalding.  After deliberating for two days they instead found her guilty of manslaughter after he was found with a single stab wound ...

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Man punched police officer after refusing to move bike

A Spalding man punched a police officer who was arresting him after he refused to move his bicycle, a court has heard. Timothy John Philips, 53, of Park Road admitted using threatening behaviour and assaulting the officer during the incident at Springfields Shopping Centre on October 1 last year, having denied it at a previous hearing. Prosecuting, Paul Wood said ...

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Man who put landlord in headlock banned from pub by court

A man who grabbed a Holbeach pub landlord by the neck has been banned by magistrates from going to the pub for the next two years. Martin Plaice, 46, of Heron Road, Wisbech had admitted assaulting John Budworth of The Crown Hotel in West End by beating when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The magistrates were told he had ...

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Company prosecuted for ‘unsafe’ gas work

A South Holland company has been fined by magistrates for unsafe work. The company was prosecuted after carrying out Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) installation work at a food factory near Spalding which was later condemned as being unsafe. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard how GlenFarrow UK Ltd undertook the installation of a liquid LPG bottle filling system at the food preparation ...

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Prosecution say woman accused of murdering partner ‘was in control of what was going on’

A woman accused of stabbing her partner to death “was in control of what was going on,” it was alleged. Charlie Stevenson, 21, denies murdering Christopher Higgs, also 21, at her home in Portland Street, Boston. The prosecution allege Mr Higgs died from a single stab wound to the heart which was deliberately inflicted by Ms Stevenson on 14 July ...

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Jury in murder trial told of more incidents in couple’s past

A Boston woman who denies murder told a jury has spoken of a previous occasion she picked up a knife to scare her partner. Charlie Stevenson, 21, denies murdering Christopher Higgs, also 21, at her home in Portland Street, Boston. The prosecution allege Mr Higgs died from a single stab wound to the heart which was deliberately inflicted by Ms ...

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Man in court over his part in street brawl

A fracas outside a Spalding takeaway almost 18 months ago, has resulted in a 21-year-old man appearing in Boston Magistrates Court to face a charge of causing actual bodily harm. Diogo Correia-Carneiro of Danube Square admitted assaulting Carl McCartin occasioning actual bodily harm. Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Mr McCartin and his wife had been out for the evening together on ...

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Student banned after driving into pole and ditch

An 18-year-old student who drove into a telegraph pole and ditch has been banned from driving. Kelly Wright of Roman Bank, Moulton Seas End, Spalding admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis when she appeared before magistrates in Boston. Prosecuting, Marie Stace said the standard of her driving on Boxing Day last year led a member of the public ...

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Drink driver’s Christmas Day milk trip proves costly

A Spalding man’s Christmas Day trip to buy milk has led to a £1,000 fine and ban for drink driving. Vaidas Naprys, 32, of Rhone Walk admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Marie Stace said the defendant was seen driving his Audi A6 car at 8.30am on December 25 twice round a roundabout ...

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