Crime

Raid on Spalding shop found hidden illicit tobacco and cigarettes

A man has been arrested after £30,000 of illicit tobacco and cigarettes were seized in raids on two shops, including one in Spalding. The shop, which police are not naming, but is on Commercial Road in Spalding, was visited following a joint operation between Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council. Two hides were located in the Spalding shop holding illicit ...

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Murder trial will start in July

A man who denies murdering another during an alleged knife attack in Spalding will go on trial in July. Darren Kirk, 52, died from a stab wound to the chest following an incident at a property in Cygnet Court on 20 December last year. Wayne Rule pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Kirk at a plea and trial preparation hearing ...

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Man jailed for Spalding stabbing had previous conviction for attempted murder

A convicted attempted murderer who stabbed a man during a random daytime attack in Spalding town centre was today (Monday) given an extended sentence of seven years and eight months. Jonathan Taylor received a one centimetre stab wound to the centre of his chest after he was stabbed with an eight inch kitchen knife wielded by Aurel Irimia, 46. Lincoln ...

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Women had 12 cannabis plants in home when police visited

Police found 12 cannabis plants when they at went to the Long Sutton home of a 41-year-old woman on an unrelated matter. Angela Lloyd of Anfield Road admitted cultivating the plants when she appeared before District Judge Peter Veits sitting at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Lou Johnson said police officers went to her home and, as part of a separate ...

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Police appeal over sexual assaults in Spalding

Lincolnshire Police have released a description of a man they’d like to speak with regards to separate sexual assaults in Spalding. The first incident happened 4.30am on April 3 in Quaker Lane when a woman reported she was approached by a man who grabbed her upper thighs and touched her bottom, this is incident 73 of 3 April. The second ...

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Woman defrauded ‘substantial sums of money’

A 49-year-old woman has appeared in court on four charges of fraud against a number of people over a three year period. Emma Harris, whose address was withheld for legal reasons, admitted four allegations of committingfraud by false representation between January 2017 and February 16 2020. It was said that three different people and a married couple from Spalding were ...

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Witness claims ‘lack of action’

A woman who witnessed two people allegedly trying to break into a Spalding building is fuming at the lack of police interest. The witness even sent Lincolnshire police a picture of the scene (right), and called 999 while it was all taking place on March 18. Two officers arrived at the old gym on Spring Gardens, searched the two involved, ...

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Operation over illegal cigarettes in June’s name

A daughter whose mother died in a Spalding house fire linked to illegal cigarettes, is highlighting the dangers of illicit tobacco. June Buffham (71) lost her life in April 2012 and the fire is believed to have been caused by an illegal Jin Ling cigarette being dropped. “I’ll never forget hearing those words ‘there has been a fire at home ...

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Holbeach hit by ASB incidents

Holbeach has been hit by a series of incidents of anti-social behaviour in recent weeks. South Holland Police say they’ve identified some of those responsible and are currently in the process of dealing with them. It follows a number of incidents over several weeks, police say. In a statement South Holland Police said: “We are aware of a series of ...

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Rising racism in county hospitals

The group that oversees the running of a number of Lincolnshire hospitals has launched a campaign amid an increase in incidents of racial abuse directed towards its staff. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says that 27 incidents of discrimination against staff have been officially reported in the last year, with 25 of these being race-related. Andrew Morgan, chief executive, said: ...

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Wanted man climbed on roof and threw bricks at police in four hour stand off

A wanted man climbed on a roof and threw bricks at police officers during a stand off yesterday. Several roads around Gosberton Risegate were closed by Lincolnshire Police after they attempted to arrest the 19-year-old around 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 12). He was wanted in connection with an alleged assault that took place on April 9. Nearby roads were closed. ...

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One charged as police appeal for witnesses over Spalding building site theft

A man has been charged with theft from a Spalding building site on Wednesday, but police are appealing to help catch others who may have been involved in the incident. Lincolnshire Police were called to the site on the junction of Winsover Road and Carrington Road at 7.43pm on March 30. A force spokesman said it was reported five men ...

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Lead stolen from church roof again

Thieves have stolen lead from a South Holland church roof for the second time in a fortnight. Police are appealing for help in tracing the thieves who struck at All Saints, Holbeach sometime after 9.50am on Friday and 10.50am Saturday, when the roof was last seen to be intact. The thieves have also caused damage to the building in the ...

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Public tip-off leads to 10,000 illegal cigarettes being found at Spalding store

Around 10,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized from a shop in Spalding town centre after a tip-off from a member of the public. Lincolnshire Trading Standards is not revealing the name and exact location of the store pending future investigations. It and Lincolnshire Police visited the shop in the centre of Spalding last Thursday (March 24). Footage captured by Trading ...

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Man fled scene of ‘high impact’ collision after car he hit collided with wall

A man who fled the scene after a ‘high impact’ collision with a car that then hit the wall of a Tydd St Mary home has been disqualified for nine months. Charlie Layde, 45, dumped his Mercedes E320 about a mile away and did not report the collision. His car hit a Mini Cooper, driven by Sorcha Whitecross, on the ...

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Family band’s van stolen

A South Holland band of brothers are appealing for help after their van was stolen.The distinctive black Transit also contained equipment belonging to The Houndogs when it was taken from Weston Hills in the early hours of Monday.The van has sliding doors on both sides, which is unusual, and has the registration AY10 EVP.“We couldn’t believe it,” said Dave Wilson.Along ...

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Warning over fraud after report of person impersonating local police

South Holland Police has urged people to be ‘extra vigilant’ following a report of courier fraud. Officers made the appeal after a victim near to the area in Cambridgeshire received a call from a person imitating an officer that came up as the phone number for Lincolnshire Police’s HQ. Claiming that the victim’s ID was used to open bank accounts ...

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Woman (75) left distressed after walking stick taken

A 75-year-old woman has said she was left disgusted after saying someone stole her walking stick. The woman, who does not wish to be named, says she was ordering food in Curtis’s in Market Place, Spalding around 10.30am on Wednesday, February 2, when someone took the fold-up stick. The woman, who was in town to volunteer at a nearby charity ...

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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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Knife attacker held by hero volunteer

A volunteer tackled a knife attacker after a man was stabbed in broad daylight in Spalding town centre. Steven Murray witnessed the incident on Station Road at around 4pm on Monday (February 7) and held the attacker until police arrived. “It was really, really scary,” said Steven who is unemployed but volunteers in the town. “Looking back, I don’t know ...

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