Crime

County bears the cost of rural crime

Rural crime hit Lincolnshire hard last year, with more than £2.4m put on the cost of thefts. It was the worst-affected county in the year. And the cost of theft in the UK rose by 40 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to a recent report. Thieves returned to the countryside and farm vehicles remain a ...

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Appeal after silver Skoda Fabia is stolen

Police are on the lookout for a vehicle that was reportedly stolen near Holbeach. The owner of the silver Skoda Fabia, GM26 HDL was nearby when the vehicle was taken from a field off Boston Road North at around 1pm. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “The owner was not far away and quickly realised their car was missing. “Anyone ...

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Town set for more CCTV coverage

A host of new ‘intelligent’ CCTV cameras are to be installed in Spalding in a bid to create ‘safe zone areas’. The cameras will be placed in areas where there’s no current coverage between pubs and clubs and transport links such as taxi ranks. A network of volunteers is also to be created to monitor the cameras which are currently ...

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Vandals strike at nature reserve

Volunteers looking after a Spalding nature reserve have hit out at vandals for racist graffiti – and police for an apparent lack of interest. Vernatt’s Drain Nature Reserve was hit over the weekend with highly racist language sprayed; seats and signs defaced and trees also sprayed. But three other sites, including a play area at Woolram Wygate were also defaced ...

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Family ‘devastated’ by park assault

The family of a young man with learning disabilities who was injured in an assault last week have said how devastated they are at what happened. The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was taken to hospital with injuries including bruises to his neck and arms and loosened teeth after the incident in a Holbeach park. Police were ...

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Holbeach man charged with escaping custody and assaulting emergency worker

A Holbeach man on the run from the law was arrested in the town last night. Connor Tierney, 26, of Langwith Drive has today (Monday, July 11) appeared in court charged with escaping from lawful custody and of assaulting an emergency worker. It follows Lincolnshire Police last night (Sunday) searching around Langwith Gardens, using a drone as part of the ...

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16-year-old arrested after physical and sexual assault on man with learning difficulties

A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing ABH and sexual assault on a man with learning difficulties. It follows reports a group confronted the man in his 20s while walking in Carter’s Park, Holbeach around 7pm on Tuesday, July 5. Following an appeal issued yesterday (Thursday), today police announced one person has been arrested. A police spokesman said: ...

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Appeal after man with learning difficulties was physically and sexually assaulted by group in Holbeach park

Police say a gang’s physical and sexual assault of a man who has learning difficulties in a Holbeach park is being treated as a hate crime. The incident happened in Carter’s Park at 7pm on Tuesday, July 5. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We are investigating a hate crime incident in Holbeach. “At around 7 pm on Tuesday (5 ...

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Serial offender from Gedney Hill is caught after police chase

A 38-year-old man with a number of previous convictions, many of them for driving while disqualified and without insurance, has appeared in court after being arrested again for driving while disqualified, just days before his most recent ban was due to end. Daniel Horgan, of Station Road, Gedney Hill, admitted failing to stop for the police, driving while disqualified and ...

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Restraining order for Pinchbeck man after making numerous threats

A man who made ‘numerous unwanted telephone calls’, including threats to burn her house down, to his former partner, has been ordered to undergo rehabilitation days and be electronically tagged by magistrates in Boston. Leigh Squance (47), of Glenside North, Pinchbeck, admitted harassment when he appeared in court in June and was appearing for sentence following a probation service report. ...

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‘Bags for Life’ burglar jailed for Spalding crime spree

A commercial burglar who stole thousands of pounds worth of property during a crime spree in South Lincolnshire was jailed for two years. Jake Boyton, 32, used “Bags for Life” to remove computer equipment and cash valued at £1,700 during an overnight burglary at the premises of Welland Print in Spalding. Lincoln Crown Court heard the business was forced to close ...

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Appeal after elderly man assaulted and had walking stick stolen on doorstep

An elderly man was assaulted and had his walking stick stolen on his doorstep, Lincolnshire Police have said. The force has released an image of a man they would like to question in relation to the incident which happened around 1.25pm on The Parkway in Spalding on Saturday, June 18. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “Around 1:25pm on Saturday ...

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Warning over fake Highways workers

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is investigating after reports of a company touting for business by claiming to be working for the county’s highways team. Lincolnshire County Council say there’s been reports of scammers offering to carry out work on private land because they claim to have tarmac leftover from other jobs. They then send what the authority said was a large ...

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Veteran’s medals stolen in raid

The war memorabilia of a Dunkirk and Burma war veteran is being sought after it was stolen from a Spalding home. The family of John Corcoran have been devastated after his medals and service books were taken from a home on The Parkway. Between 11am and 12pm, thieves broke in by smashing the glass on the backdoor of the property, ...

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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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