Crime

Former headteacher of West Pinchbeck school and junior football coach jailed for sexting police officer he thought to be 14 year old boy

An “outstanding” primary school headteacher caught sexting and arranging to meet someone he thought was a 14 year old boy was this afternoon (Friday) jailed for four and a half years at Lincoln Crown Court. James Shawley, who was head of St Bartholomew’s Primary School at West Pinchbeck, near Spalding, from 2016 until being suspended following his arrest in December ...

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Man (45) sent sex messages to police officer he thought was 14 year old boy

A 45 year old man sent sex messages to an undercover police officer posing as a 14 year old on the dating app Grindr, a jury was told today (Tuesday). James Shawley is alleged to have sent messages to the “boy” giving details of sex acts he wanted to perform on him and and then planned to meet up with ...

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Woman involved in dramatic police chase avoids jail after telling court she was fleeing domestic abuse

A mother of three drove at 90 mph as she attempted to evade pursuing police officers before finally being stopped by a stinger device, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Tuesday, May 4). Lauren Craig-Tyler drove through red traffic lights, went through a no vehicle area, forced other drivers to take evasive action and ignored requests from police officers to stop during ...

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Appeal after Spalding school is broken into

Police are appealing for information after a man broke into Spalding Grammar School at the weekend and stole a laptop. The perpetrator broke a window at the Priory Road school shortly before 5am on Saturday, May 1. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We are appealing for information following a burglary that took place on Saturday 1st May at the ...

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Police investigate red kite poisoning

Police are investigating the poisoning of a Red Kite in the Crowland area.The raptor was found dead last year and tests revealed it had been poisoned and a detailed multi-agency investigation has been conducted.Addresses in the Crowland area have been searched and items linked to the poisoning and suspected banned pesticides were recovered.Raptor persecution is a wildlife crime and the ...

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Appeal for information

Police are appealing for help in locating two people they need to speak with.Kim Collins, also known as Kim Brown, is wanted after she failed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in Essex.She had been due to appear in connection with a fraud and has links to Lincolnshire and could be in this area.In a separate case, officers are also ...

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Review after door step calls

South Holland Police are to conduct a ‘lessons learned’ review after what they say were false reports of people entering properties in Holbeach. Reports, videos and pictures were placed on the Spotted Holbeach Facebook group of individuals in and around people’s properties on Cecil Pywell Avenue and Chestnut Avenue on Wednesday, April 7. Following enquiries, police say the people were ...

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Vandals cause bridge to be closed

Vandals have caused a bridge between Spalding and Pinchbeck to be closed. Two Plank Footbridge had a handrail broken off and thrown into Vernatt’s Drain earlier this week. Now Lincolnshire County Council, which oversees the bridge, has closed it ahead of a temporary repair. The bridge is due to be fully dissembled and replaced with a more substantial structure as ...

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Police issue statement on lockdown lifting

Lincolnshire Police have issued a statement ahead of the latest easing of lockdown measures that come into force from Monday (April 12). Lincolnshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Kerrin Wilson, said: “Lockdown has hit practically every aspect of life as we know it, and perhaps the hardest part has been not being able to connect with family and friends in person. ...

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Four arrested as police find seriously injured woman (39) at Spalding home

Four people have been arrested and investigations continuing after a women was found with serious injuries at a Spalding property. Officers were called to a property on Cradge Bank just after 11am on Monday April 5, where they found the 39-year-old woman and she was taken to hospital. Three men and one woman have been arrested and are currently in ...

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Arrests after spate of thefts in Holbeach

A woman and man in their 30s have been arrested after a spate of thefts in Holbeach. Lincolnshire Police say they know of at least five incidents of items being taken from vehicles that occurred in the town on April 1. They include reports of thefts on Northons Lane, Langwith Gardens and Fishpond Lane. South Holland Police announced that two ...

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Police hope bumper idea’s message to curb speeding will stick with motorists

Drivers are being asked to “bump” up their commitment to safer driving by displaying a #SlowDownInLincolnshire bumper sticker on their vehicle as part of a new road safety campaign by Lincolnshire Police. The new campaign will see motorists display a bumper sticker to the rear of their vehicle or rear windscreen which calls for road users to respect their neighbourhood ...

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Four injured, one with ‘stab wound’, after altercation in Spalding last night

A man suffered what is thought to be a stab wound and three others were injured after what police called an ‘altercation between a group’ last night (Tuesday). A 16-year-old has been arrested as a result of the incident at the junction of Stonegate and Halmergate at around 7pm. A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with an ...

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Member of the public helped police foil cement mixer theft

A member of the public has been thanked after helping police to foil the attempted theft of a cement mixer from a Gedney Hill building site. The person, who has not been named, witnessed men attempting to load the mixer into a van at 10.18pm on Friday, March 26. They took flight when the person challenged what they were doing, ...

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Submitted dashcam footage could lead to prosecutions

Police could prosecute almost half of the drivers reported via a new dashcam footage scheme. In the first six weeks of the initiative, 11 clips have been sent to police by members of the public and action has been started with five of them. Offences captured by dashcam included driving without due care, running a red light and a vehicle ...

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Police say no reported dog thefts in South Holland

There have been no reported dog thefts in South Holland in recent months, Lincolnshire Police have said. But they are urging owners to be vigilant with their pets with rises in incidents reported elsewhere in the country. Several posts have appeared on social media with many including pictures of people and vehicles those posting have claimed to are potentially involved. ...

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Appeal after man smashed windscreen with bolt cutters

Police are appealing for information after a man broke into a van in Crowland by smashing its windscreen using bolt cutters. The incident occurred on Beccelm Drive at around 10pm last night (Monday, March 15). A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for help to identify this man after a van was damaged on a driveway in Beccelm Drive, Crowland ...

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Whaplode man threatened to knife neighbour

A 53-year-old man has been warned that he needs ‘to be very careful’ following a court appearance for causing alarm, harassment and distress to a neighbouring family. David Austen Woolfson of The Tilney, Whaplode had admitted using threatening behaviour with intent to cause Martyn Rice harassment, alarm or distress when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said ...

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Imitation firearm and drug charges after A16 police chase in Spalding ended by stinger device

An imitation firearm and drugs were among the finds after a 12 mile police car chase down the A16 outside Spalding was ended when a stinger device was deployed. Tracy Hercules, age 22, of no fixed address, has been charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, possession of cannabis and possession of an imitation firearm after ...

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Appeal after Land Rover is taken from driveway in early hours

A family are appealing for information after thieves stole a car from the driveway of a West Pinchbeck property. Criminals cut the floodlights illuminating the driveway to take the X-Tech Limited Edition Land Rover Defender 4×4 vehicle from the property off Beck Bank at around 2am this morning (Monday, March 8). The vehicle belongs to Dave Rodgers and his daughter ...

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