Crime

Holbeach family urges domestic abuse victims to seek help as man is jailed for killing Holly Bramley

The Holbeach family of murdered Holly Bramley have encouraged any victims of domestic abuse to seek help after her killer was jailed for life today. The 26-year-old was stabbed to death in March last year by her husband Nicholas Metson. Today (Monday April 8), a judge at Lincoln Crown Court sentenced him to a life sentence behind bars. Holly grew ...

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Police publish strategy for South Holland

Lincolnshire Police has published its 2024 plan for South Holland. Tackling issues ‘that really matter to the local community’ is a key pledge in the document.“This plan will allow a focus of going back to basics and prioritising our resources,” said Insp Matt Dickinson.“The examination of police data alongside continued engagement with the public and partners will allow an understanding ...

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Pub regulars step in to halt knife attack

Regulars at a Spalding pub rallied around to step in and halt a knife attack that took place nearby. A woman was injured in the incident on Little London around 4.15pm on Tuesday, March 19.But it could have been worse had Paul Grimwood not stood between the victim and the perpetrator, who he said, was wielding a knife at the ...

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Two jailed for Sutton Bridge cannabis farm

Two men have been jailed for 14 months for having a cannabis farm in Sutton Bridge. There were 423 cannabis plants discovered at the premises in Allenbys Chase after a police search on February 21. Yesterday (Monday March 25), Halil Gopani, 34, of no fixed address and Denis Xibraku, 24, of Stubbs Drive in London both appeared in pleaded guilty ...

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Man in custody after woman believed to have been stabbed in Spalding

A man has been remanded in custody after injuring a woman police believe was stabbed. Lincolnshire Police say they’re investigating a report of grievous bodily harm following the incident in Little London, Spalding on Tuesday March 19. Richard Admans, 59, of Marsh Road, Spalding was arrested and charged with wounding with intent and possession of a knife or sharp pointed ...

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Four years jail for dealing drugs

A South Holland man has been jailed for his involvement in the production of Class C drugs over three years. Paul Tallo (47) (pictured), of Cranesgate North, Whaplode St Catherine, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday when he was sentenced to four years and six months for 11 counts of producing a Class C controlled drug.Officers acted on intelligence ...

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Warning after car theft attempts

A spate of attempted thefts of keyless vehicles in Spalding has led to police offering advice to owners. Four attempted thefts of high-powered vehicles were reported in the early hours of Wednesday, February 28 with two being successful.Police believe the incidents were linked.Thieves made an unsuccessful attempt at stealing a Volvo vehicle on Osier Road at around 2.40am.Police believe they ...

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Police warning after spate of attempted car thefts in Spalding

A spate of attempted thefts of keyless vehicles in Spalding has led to police offering advice to owners. Four attempted thefts of high-powered vehicles were reported in the early hours of Wednesday, February 28 with two being successful. Police believe the incidents were linked. Thieves made an unsuccessful attempt at stealing a Volvo vehicle on Osier Road at around 2.40am. ...

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Two charged after cannabis farm found in Sutton Bridge house

Two people have been charged after more than 400 cannabis plants were found in a property in Sutton Bridge. Lincolnshire Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Team found 423 plants at the address on Allenbys Chase following a search on Wednesday. Following the find Halil Gopani, 31, of no fixed address has been charged with production of a class B drug and been ...

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New chief constable named

Paul Gibson has been appointed as the new Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police, following a confirmation meeting of the county’s Police and Crime Panel. Mr Gibson, 50, expressed his delight with the news of his appointment. He’s taking over from Chris Haward who, following a three-year tenure that concludes in February, is moving on to a new role with the ...

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Sentencing bid hits the airwaves

Two South Holland families who lost loved ones in road crashes have teamed up to join a national campaign. The mother and sister of Amy Cooper, who died aged 20 in November 2022, were featured on various BBC news channels last week representing the charity RoadPeace as part of its FixOurBrokenJusticeSystem campaign.They’re backing the campaign alongside Summer Mace, of Gedney, ...

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Two in hospital after being injured by dog

Two people remain in hospital after being injured by a dog. Lincolnshire Police were called to a property in Low Road, Spalding, just after 1.15pm yesterday (Sunday, February 11). A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “Officers attended and found two people with serious injuries who were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where they remain. “Due to ...

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Armed police make arrests

Police were called to an address in Spalding on Monday morning after reports of a man with what looked like a hand gun. Officers went to Cathedral Drive and arrested three men. “We are investing offences of them being in possession of an imitation firearm. Following a search of the address a ball bearing gun was found,” said a statement. ...

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Seventh arrest in car death probe

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with a road traffic collision that led to the death of a 28-year-old man. A woman in her 30s has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm following a collision at Tongue End on November 24.Father-of-three Sean Burlton died as a result of the incident where his car ...

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Minimum of 20 years in jail for murderer who set fire to victim’s home in attempt to cover up crime

A Spalding man who murdered a father-of-five and then portrayed himself as a hero after setting fire to the victim’s home was today (Friday) jailed for life. Samuel Church, 37, of Acacia Avenue, was told he will have to serve a minimum period of 20 years in jail before he is eligible to apply for parole. Lincoln Crown Court heard ...

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Appeal over man wanted for robbery

An appeal has been launched for a man wanted for robbery and recall to prison. Lincolnshire Police say Kamil Dudek is ‘thought to be still in or around the Spalding area’. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the force by calling 101 quoting occurrence 23000722817 (Robbery) / 23000727692 (Recall to prison), or by emailing DC James Wood, james.wood@lincs.police.uk, quoting ...

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Police appeal over investigation into sexual exploitation of girls in Crowland area

Police investigating sexual exploitation of girls in Crowland have issued an appeal. It follows a 42-year-old male being arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child, trafficking and sexual assault yesterday (Thursday, December 14). A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “We are appealing for information following the arrest of a man in connection with an investigation ...

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Teens stepped in to stop ‘dangerous’ criminal sexually assaulting woman

Three teenagers who stopped a ‘dangerous’ criminal from sexually assaulting a woman on a Spalding street have been given a national bravery award. Charlie Burley, Callum Smith and Ben Tyler were aged just 15 and 16 when they ran over to Kamil Gziut who was in the process of assaulting what the trio described as a woman in her early ...

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Arrests after £1m village drugs bust

Police have charged a 47-year-old man after discovering £1m of drugs in a Whaplode St Catherine house. A warrant was executed in Cranesgate North last Wednesday (29).Specialist officers carried out a search of the property and located various equipment including pill presses, powders including Diazepam and anabolic steroids in a hidden room of the house, and an outside container at ...

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Man admits planting fake bomb

A man has admitted placing a bottle containing vinegar and hydrochlorite bleach outside a Spalding pub to make others believe it would explode or ignite.Jay Savage (30) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to a charge of placing an article outside the Lincolnshire Poacher on November 13 last year.The charge specifies that Savage placed a bottle containing vinegar ...

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