Crime

Warning to drink and drug drivers

The annual Christmas drink and drug driving crackdown has started in Lincolnshire with police warning motorists that those who take the risk will be caught.Ten per cent of the 1,369 drivers tested for alcohol in December last year failed a roadside breath test and 40 per cent of the 115 who were tested for drugs were positive.Officers will breath test ...

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Mum slams sentence of pair ‘morally responsible’ for 14-year-old son’s death

The mum of a 14-year-old who died at a drugs party has called the sentence handed to the pair branded ‘morally responsible’ for his death as ‘not enough’. Earlier today (Monday) Alastair Turner (19) and Sam King (21) were jailed for 45 months and three years respectively after both admitted charges arising from the investigation into the death of Alex Buchan ...

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Two jailed and told they’re ‘morally responsible’ for death of teen (14) at Holbeach drugs party

Two men who organised weekly drugs parties at which a schoolboy died have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Alex Buchan, 14, described by his family as a “perfect son,” collapsed after ingesting fatal levels of MDMA into his bloodstream. An ecstasy tablet with the motif “The Punisher” was found next to him at the home of Sam King in ...

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Woman (73) left terrified after fraudsters told her to pay money or be arrested

A 73-year-old woman from Spalding said she was left shaken after fraudsters rang her and told her to pay money to them or they would come for her. The woman, who does not want to be named, is urging others to be aware of the scam and not to panic as she did. The retired pensioner said she received the ...

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Four arrested as armed police descend on Holbeach street

Police responding to reports of a threat to a man in Holbeach last night have arrested four people. Armed officers were seen in Alison Avenue in the town shortly after 5pm yesterday (Tuesday). Men aged 17, 18 and 26 and a 26-year-old woman have all been arrested in relation to the incident. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “A man ...

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Mother tried to kill son (2) and herself amid domestic violence fears

A desperate mother who tried to kill herself and two-year-old son amid fears of domestic violence during lockdown has been jailed for four years. The mum attempted suicide herself because of fears the boy’s father would resume contact when lockdown came to an end, a court was told. Lincoln Crown Court heard the woman devised a method to kill both ...

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Dad admits manslaughter charge over death of son

A Weston dad has admitted causing injuries to his baby son which led to the son’s death years later. Jack Mitchell died, aged 15 in 2016 and a forensic post-mortem examination found he had died from a pulmonary infection and pneumonia as a result of injuries sustained as a baby in Laindon in Basildon. His biological father, John Doak, was ...

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Hare coursers face long trip back

Four people who had their car and dogs confiscated because they were hare coursing in South Holland had travelled from Blackpool. Lincolnshire Police were called to North Drove, near Tongue End, at 10.15am on Saturday, October 24. Dogs were also confiscated as a result of the incident. A statement from PCSO Colin Abbotts, of Spalding North Rural, sent out via ...

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More than 100 weapons handed in as part of amnesty

A weapons amnesty carried out by Lincolnshire Police has seen more than 100 items handed in within three weeks. Operation Raptor was launched at the end of 2019 to help reduce offences involving weapons, initially in the west of the county. After 150 weapons were either seized or handed in to the police as part of the operation, it was ...

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Police announce more officers will be based in Holbeach

More police offices are going to be based at Holbeach Police Station from Monday. Previously officers responding to crime had to come from Spalding. The move comes after a recent trial, South Holland Police have said. Insp 1189 Nick Waters, of the South Holland Neighbourhood Policing Team, welcomed the move and explained further: “In recent years Holbeach has housed a ...

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Man charged with bike thefts

A man has been charged with three counts of bike thefts. Thomas Parr (22) is due to appear in court later today after police earlier this week issued an appeal for his whereabouts. The charges relate to thefts carried out at McDonalds and Sainsburys in Spalding on September 24 and 25.

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Staff heartbroken after break in at Imaginarium bar

Staff at the Imaginarium cocktail bar on Westlode Street in Spalding are picking up the pieces following a burglary on Sunday evening. The bar was broken into and subsequently bottles of alcohol valued of up to £1,000 were taken. Lucy Smith, manager of the site said “It is gutting to see the damage caused to our bar. “We are working ...

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Drone search around Spalding leads to six arrests after reports of people fleeing a lorry

Six people have been arrested following a man hunt using drones after reports of possible illegal immigrants fleeing a lorry in Spalding. The incident was reported yesterday (Thursday) at 3.24pm on Hawthorn Bank in Spalding. Police teams were seen around the town with a drone team helping search fields near Cowbit Road. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “Incident 269 ...

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Appeal after report of concerning behaviour and comments towards school pupil

South Holland Police are appealing for information after a report of an approach to a pupil at University Academy Holbeach yesterday (Tuesday, October 6). The incident happened at around 8.20am in Park Road in the town. A social media post from South Holland Police, said: “Officers are investigating a report of a student being approached by a man on Park ...

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Police called as crack cocaine found in Holbeach park

A quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine has been found by a member of the public in Carter’s Park in Holbeach. The Voice understands it was found in a children’s play area in the park last Friday morning A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We received a call at 10.34am on September 25, reporting that drugs had ...

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Police injured at illegal rural rave

Five police officers were injured while trying to break-up an illegal rave in Holbeach St Marks at the weekend. Police arrested four people for violence or drugs offences when they were called to the event in the early hours of Sunday.Around 200 people were at the rave on the outskirts of the village. The police officers received minor injuries as ...

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Shops left with clear-up bills

A Spalding charity shop has been left with a bill running to thousands of pounds after it was broken into and damaged this week. The Sense shop in Station Road was hit just two days after The Barber Shop was also broken into.Cash and donated items were taken from the charity shop, which was also damaged and ransacked in the ...

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Police continue search for Bernadette

Police teams remain in Cowbit searching for the body of a murdered teenager.Cambridgeshire police have been in the Barrier Bank area looking for the body of Bernadette Walker whose parents were charged with her murder.The search team has been looking in areas around the River Welland.Sarah (37) and Scott Walker (50), both of Century Square, Peterborough were remanded in custody ...

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Murder enquiry over missing 17-year-old leads to Cowbit search

Police are searching the Cowbit area in relation to a missing 17-year-old whose parents were charged with her murder yesterday. Cambridgeshire Police has been covering the area around the River Welland and New Cover Drove to the north and west of the village for the last two days. A spokesman for the police force confirmed the search is in relation ...

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Husband and wife gardeners heartbroken after their business’s equipment is stolen for third time in four years

A husband and wife are ‘heartbroken’ after their truck and much of their equipment were stolen in the third theft targeting their ‘dream job’ in four years. Tony and Mandy Caley of T&M Gardening Service say they spent the inheritance from the passing of Tony’s mum to replace equipment following thefts in 2017 and 2019. But they woke up yesterday ...

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