Crime

Woman spat at while taking daughter to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman taking her daughter to school was abused and spat at in what’s being treated as a hate crime. The incident took place at around 8.30am on Tuesday, (January 21) on Saltern Drive in Spalding. South Holland Police say a man blocked the woman’s path, spat at her and swore, referring to her ...

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Gallery – Army bomb disposal unit in Holbeach St Marks after weapons discovery

A man has been arrested on firearms charges and the Army in attendance after weapons were found at an address just outside Holbeach St Marks. Leadenhall Road near to the Bakkavor Pizza factory is currently closed by police after the weapons were discovered last night (Wednesday) Lincolnshire Police say. Leadenhall Road remains closed A 42-year-old man has been arrested for ...

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Bomb disposal squad called in and man arrested after ‘weapons’ found in village home

The Army’s bomb disposal unit are at a property in Holbeach St Marks this morning (Thursday) after ‘a number of weapons’ were found. South Holland Police say a 42-year-old man has been arrested for firearms offences. A spokesman for the police said: “The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) are helping our officers at an address in Holbeach St Marks. “We were ...

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Teens trash town garden

The garden of a Royce Road home has been ransacked by teenagers, with sheds trashed and graffiti painted on walls. The home’s owner, Joao Jordao, found four teenage boys in the garden on Sunday and filmed them on his phone as they left the scene. A police spokesman said: “A group of four young men, thought to be about 16-years-old, ...

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Help safeguard abuse victims

Lincolnshire Police has launched a project to help schools safeguard and support children who experiencing domestic abuse. At the launch of Operation Encompass, a police spokesman said: “Children and young people who witness or endure incidents of domestic abuse can be left frightened, confused and conflicted – they might directly witness the abuse, hear the abuse from another room, see ...

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Weston man admits sex offences against child

A 78-year-old Weston man has admitted to historical sex offences against a child. Tony Dabner pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault against the same girl while she was under 14. He admitted to touching her vagina under clothing and touching her bottom. The offences took place between May 4, 1993 and May 3, 1999. Dabner, of Wimberley Close, ...

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Veteran charity base vandalised

Caravans belonging to a man who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for war veterans were vandalised just before Christmas. The damage dealt to the caravans at Harold Payne’s Anglia Motel at Fleet has been described as “sick vandalism” by the site’s cleaner Louise Manning, who said she was faced with “a shocking mess”. Louise said the windows and ...

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Man charged with attempted burglary in Holbeach

A man from Newcastle has been charged with attempted burglary after an incident in Holbeach. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Michael Allsop (64) of Sheldon Grove in Newcastle has been charged with attempt burglary. “He has been remanded to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court today. “Allsop was arrested after we received a report of an attempt burglary in Boston Road ...

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Man intended to cause fear of violence with handgun

A man who today (Wednesday) admitted a firearms offence was told to come with his bag packed ready for prison when he returns to court for sentence. Mindageas Stakele, 25, of Albert Street, Spalding, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to possession of an imitation firearm between August 15 and 18 this year with intent to cause fear of violence. ...

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Spalding man admits charges of sexual offences against child

A Spalding man was today (Wednesday) warned he faces jail after admitting sex charges when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. David Maltby pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act. He also admitted two charges of attempting to incite a child to engage in ...

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Suspected broken nose for police officer attending incident at Pinchbeck pub

A policeman reportedly suffered a suspected broken nose after attending an incident at a Pinchbeck pub. Lincolnshire Police say they were called to a report of an assault at The Bull in Knight Street, Pinchbeck at 1am on Sunday, December 1. It was following a report and 18-year-old has assaulted a 19-year-old and that damage had been caused to the ...

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Police appeal after trees stolen

Police have appealed for information after two potted trees worth £500 were stolen in Sutton St James. On Wednesday, November 6, at around 8.30am, a man driving a silver Ford Mondeo attended a property in Old Fendyke, Sutton St James, and took two potted trees. The car has a GB sticker on the left hand side of the boot and ...

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Drug-driver caught twice in eight days

A Weston Hills man has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drug-driving twice in eight days. Former self-employed motor vehicle dealer Craig Michael Thornton had a cocaine derivate in his system during both stops by police. The 33-year-old, of Austendyke Road, appeared before magistrates in King’s Lynn on Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts ...

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Drone launched in police hunt for woman who fled collision clutching dog

A woman clutching her injured dog fled the scene of an accident in Pinchbeck in which she had collided with a parked car, a court has heard. Sammy Jo Leia Cook, 35, of French Drove, Thorney admitted failing to stop and failing to report an accident when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The magistrates heard police were called to ...

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Thieves thwarted by dad and son (10)

A shopkeeper and his 10-year-old son scared off three masked robbers who broke into his Sutton St James shop. Bharat Keshuvara was just closing up the Sutton St James Convenience Store alongside son Aarau on Chapelgate at 7.20pm on Thursday, November 7 when the three men stormed through the door. Aarau was sitting at the counter at the time and ...

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Spate of work vans broken into

Seven vans were broken into overnight on Sunday across the county, including three in South Holland villages Moulton and Pinchbeck. Police said a Renault van was broken into in West Cobgate, Moulton, and a quantity of power tools were stolen. Two Vauxhall Vivaro vans were broken into in Benner Road, Pinchbeck, but they were empty so nothing was taken. Other ...

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Village community building burgled

A charity’s community hub in Surfleet was burgled over the weekend. Tonic 44 at Station Road, part of the Tonic Health group the specialises in health and welbeing, was burgled between 1.30pm and 8.40am on Saturday, October 26, police said, adding bottles of beer were stolen. A pane of glass was broken in the door to gain entry and items ...

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Drug use flat in Holbeach High Street closed by police

A flat on Holbeach’s High Street has been emptied by police after complaints over associated drug use and anti-social behaviour. On Monday, Lincolnshire Magistrates Court provided Lincolnshire Police with a Closure Order on the flat. The order means no-one can enter the flat for three months. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: of the Closure Order: “This was obtained after ...

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Charity cash taken in sixth burglary of year

Cash raised as part of a Macmillan Coffee Morning was among the items stolen as an independent hairdresser was hit by burglars for the sixth time in a year. Shear Shak on Pinchbeck Road is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but its staff including Angela Barrand say they feel ‘vulnerable’ after being repeatedly targeted by criminals. The latest incident ...

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Thousands stolen from nightclub

Thieves stole more than £10,000 after breaking into Spalding’s XO nightclub in the early hours of Monday. They forced their way into the Westlode Street nightspot at around 5am, smashing CCTV cameras in the process. Owner Matt Clarke, said: “Forced entry has been made to the property, the cash office and stock room, resulting in a loss in excess of ...

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