Crime

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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Stolen keyless car tracked to lockup

A shocked Cowbit man whose £40,000 BMW was stolen from his drive has urged other keyless vehicle owners to step up their security. Charlie Farrow was stunned to find his 7 Series model had been taken as he slept. Fortunately he was quickly able to track the vehicle and alerted police who found it in a lock-up near Boston. However, ...

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Police backing for CCTV amid claims some authorities are considering pulling funding

Spalding’s top police officer has backed CCTV use after claims some authorities in the district are considering pulling funding its use. Inspector Gareth Boxall insisted using cameras was effective after receiving a grilling from local councillors about policing in South Holland at a meeting last week. He was asked to appear before South Holland District Council’s Performance Monitoring Panel after ...

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Bright ideas for crime hit village

Putting the street lights back on throughout the night is among the options Pinchbeck Parish Council is to look at after the village was hit by a recent increase in burglaries. The council is to look into what it costs to have Lincolnshire County Council keep the lights on after 12pm as one measure after an emergency meeting was called ...

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Spalding Police inspector speaks on fighting crime in South Holland

‘South Holland is a safe place’ – that’s the view of Spalding Police Inspector Gareth Boxall as he addressed rising crime numbers, funding issues and social media rumours while being questioned by councillors. Amid warnings that public confidence in the police is waning, the inspector told South Holland District Council’s Performance Monitoring Panel in detail as to why the public ...

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Sharp rise in knife crime

This week Lincolnshire Police unites with forces around the country as part of a national drive to tackle knife crime after a “deeply concerning” rise in the county. Operation Sceptre is a national week of action, which follows a knife attack at a teenager’s party in Spalding. The aim of the week is to increase awareness about the dangers of ...

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Tractor and crop sprayer stolen

Thieves stole a tractor and a crop sprayer from a Crowland farm last week. Lincolnshire Police have appealed for anyone who might have information on the disappearance of the John Deere tractor taken between 7pm on Wednesday September 4 and 7.30am on Thursday September 5. A police spokesman, said: “We are appealing for any sightings of the tractor, registration number AE09 ...

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Boy (15) arrested after 16-year-old stabbed in Spalding

A 15-year-old from Spalding has been arrested after the stabbing of another teenager on Saturday night (September 7). Lincolnshire Police say they were called to a disturbance at a property on Parkway in Spalding at 10.47pm. A 16-year-old was taken to hospital with stab wounds which were not life threatening. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “A 15-year-old boy from ...

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Police patrols up and emergency meeting called after rise in crime reports

Police have increased night-time patrols and an emergency parish council meeting has been called in a village rocked by a spate of burglaries and antisocial behaviour. Two community clubs have been targeted among “a number of burglaries” that have hit Pinchbeck. It’s on top of a flurry of online comments from villagers who say they’re worried about leaving their homes ...

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Former doctor carried out violent rape

A former A&E doctor from Lincolnshire has been jailed for nine and half years after he admitted carrying out a violent rape.   Dr Joel Ajewole, 61, was questioned after his victim sought help from firefighters who were working on a street in south Lincolnshire.   The woman, who can not be named, later revealed to police that she had ...

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Police step up patrols after another Pinchbeck building burgled overnight

A TV was stolen from a football clubhouse during the early hours of this morning (Thursday), the latest in a spate of burglaries in the village. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman the burglary took place at Pinchbeck United Football Club on Knight Street. The spokesman said: “The premises have been broken into and a 42” TV stolen.  “We believe the burglary ...

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Nappy fetish paedophile jailed for ‘deeply perverted’ four-hour attack on teenage girl

A Gedney Drove End man who put a 14-year-old schoolgirl through a four-hour sex ordeal was today (Friday) jailed for eight years at Lincoln Crown Court.   Ryan Hiller, also known as Ryan Ayers, groomed the teenager online after making contact with her on the Whisper app.   Hiller persuaded the girl to send him naked photographs of herself and ...

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Police release photo in Spalding gunman appeal

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in relation to a gun being pointed at a car in Spalding on Tuesday night. So far, a 23-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation. Lincolnshire Police this afternoon released a photo of another man they want to speak to in relation to the incident. ...

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Gun report sparked man hunt in Spalding last night

A report a gun was pointed at a person driving through Spalding led to a man hunt last night (Tuesday). The Lincolnshire Police helicopter was involved in the search for two men after it was reported two men pointed a black hand gun at the vehicle a witness was driving along Hereward Road between 7.40pm and 7.45 pm on Tuesday, ...

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Burglary at village primary school kids club

A village kids club was broken into and items including an iPad and cash were taken overnight on Monday. Lincolnshire Police said the Kids Club office at Pinchbeck East C of E Primary School was broken into on Monday, August 20. Aa social media post from a member of staff said the office was ransacked. Police said the offender(s) “climbed ...

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Farm machinery worth £35,000 stolen in Pinchbeck

Police are appealing for information after farm equipment valued at around £35,000 was stolen from a property in Pinchbeck. Between 8pm on Wednesday, August 14 and 7.30am the following day, four items were stolen from Herdgate Lane. They were: Orange Kubota Tractor – model M9540, VRM HF12 AUL Orange Kubota Tractor – model B2350, VRM AE66 BAA Silver Scott Brand ...

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Police investigation after quad bike rider left seriously injured

Lincolnshire Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured when his quad bike fell into a ditch. The incident happened in the Red Cow Drove area at Moulton March between 6pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, July 20. Police say the rider, who is in his 20s, “received serious but non-life threatening injuries” as a result of the incident. They’re ...

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Rural crime rises across county

Rural crime in Lincolnshire rose last year, making it the second-worst affected county in the UK. Rural crime cost Lincolnshire more than £2,558,000 last year, making it the second worst affected county in the UK by cost, with a rise of 20.9 per cent from 2017. In its 2019 Rural Crime Report, rural insurer NFU Mutual looks at the impact ...

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Man jailed after assaulting partner who feared she’d die in the attack

A man throttled his partner leaving her terrified she was going to die, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Monday. Jordan Simpson had been in a relationship with the victim for only a few weeks when he attacked her on 29 June at her flat in High Street, Long Sutton. Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident began moments after Simpson ...

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