Crime

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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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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