Crime

Men flee car stolen from party

Three men fled a stolen car after police stopped it on Friday night (July 31). Police pulled over the blue Fiat Punto on Low Road at 11.35pm after it had been reported stolen while the owner was at a party earlier that evening. The occupants fled the scene after being pulled over, the police said. A spokesman said: “The vehicle ...

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Kind gesture after bench for hospital NHS staff is smashed to pieces

A bench installed and paid for by volunteers to allow somewhere peaceful for NHS staff to sit down has been destroyed – but another group has stepped in to help The Vernatt’s Volunteers who look after the Vernatt’s Nature Reserve put in the two benches 18 months ago at the back of the Johnson Hospital in Spalding But one of ...

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Police investigating assault

Police are investigating after an alleged assault by doormen, a purported video of which has been shared widely on social media. An 18-year-old male was left injured following the incident reported at Bentely’s establishment in New Street at 12.30am on Sunday, August 2. A 17 second video purported to be of the incident outside the venue has been shared numerous ...

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Family left horrified after pet goat is decapitated

A family who’ve saved several animals from the slaughterhouse were left distraught this morning after they found one of their pet goats had been decapitated. Stuart and Rachel Roberts made the horrific discovery this morning at the Rangell Gate home near Low Fulney where they keep a number of animals. After Stuart found a pool of blood, the severed head ...

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Man had baseball bat in public

A 52-year-old man has admitted having a baseball bat in a public place. Darren Goodwin, of Lyttleport Close, Pinchbeck, pleaded guilty to having the offensive weapon without lawful or reasonable excuse at Pinchbeck on April 25. His case was heard at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 17.Goodwin was given a community order to comply with any instructions or activity as ...

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Assault was racially aggravated

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after a racially aggravated assault. Glen Arnold Grant (45), whose address was given as care of an address in Dowsdale Bank in Crowland appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 16 in relation to an incident in Spalding on September 2, 2019. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge of ...

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Image released in appeal over attack on sheep

An image of a woman has been released whom Lincolnshire Police believe may be able to help them in their investigations into an attack on a farm. Police believe the woman seen walking along Surfleet Bank at around 10.10pm on Friday, July 17 may have been in the field when a 4×4 vehicle is believed to have been driven in ...

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Thieves stole tools and broke window in cemetery

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into the chapel at Spalding Cemetery last night. A number of tools were taken in the incident that happen some time over night last night (Wednesday). The thieves gained entry by smashing a window in the chapel. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Investigations are ongoing and we are appealing for ...

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Bike thief strikes at town shop

A thief took just a minute to steal a bike and child-carrier when the owner was in a Spalding shop. Jamie Elston had been called back into Scooby Doos, on Swan Street, to collect an item. It was a matter of seconds and the bike thief struck, taking Jamie’s only form of transport for him and this three-year-old daughter. “The ...

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Police believe sheep were killed deliberately in attack on farm

Three sheep were killed and eight are missing after an attack on a Surfleet Marsh farm. Lincolnshire Police say they’re investigating a report of animal cruelty after the incident which took place between Friday and Saturday night. Police believe a vehicle, possibly a 4×4, entered a field and ran over three of the resident sheep. One sheep died as a ...

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Attempted murder charges dropped after no evidence is offered

Two men accused of attempted murder following an alleged shooting in Spalding have had charges against them dropped at Lincoln Crown Court. Anthony Madine, 20, of Cradge Bank, Spalding, and Junior Titilawo,25, of Aspen Green, Huntingdon, were each accused of the attempted murder of 24-year-old Liam Heffernan. They were also accused of possession of a prohibited firearm. Both men pleaded not ...

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Farm machinery stolen

An appeal has been released after farm equipment was stolen from a field near Gosberton. A red and white Wegler RP520 farm baler was stolen from a field near High Bridge Lane in Gosberton last week between July 10 and 13. A Neighbourhood Alert put out by PCSO Abbotts of Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team has called for anyone ...

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Warnings over driveway scammers

An investigation has begun amid claims a company was pretending to be Lincolnshire County Council and fixing driveways and potholes in Spalding. The authority has moved to assure residents that it will not turn up unannounced and offer to do work for someone. Lincolnshire Police has urged people to be wary over reports of doorstep traders offering similar work in ...

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Appeal for witnesses after man arrested for dangerous driving around Holbeach and on A17

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for anyone who saw a black Audi A3 seen driving through Holbeach and along the A17 in the early hours of Saturday morning. A 27-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail as part of an investigation in to an incident of dangerous driving at around 2am on Saturday, June 27. Police would like witnesses, ...

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Fraudsters pretending to be police in South Holland

Seven incidents of scammers pretending to be police were reported in South Holland villages last week. Lincolnshire Police have warned residents to be vigilant after the incidents between June 16 and 19 which saw people call claiming to be from the police and asking for bank details. Four of the incidents were in Holbeach, two in Weston, one in Moulton ...

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Pensioner had purse stolen while shopping

A woman in her 70s had her purse stolen while out shopping in Spalding yesterday (Thursday, June 18). Lincolnshire Police have released images of a man they’d like to speak to in relation to the incident believed to have taken place in the Iceland store in Holland Market at around 10.30am. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: ” We would ...

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NHS worker returns from 12 hour shift on COVID ward to find front door vandalised

A woman who went to work on the front line of COVID-19 was left upset after she returned from a 12-hour shift on Saturday to find her front door vandalised. Debbie Poli had been working the overnight shift as the Personal Protection Officer (PPE) on the COVID ward at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She returned at 2pm on Saturday ...

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Image released as part of investigation into sexual assault

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to who may be able to help them with a sexual assault investigation. The assault occurred last Friday, June 12 at around 4.20pm on Spalding Road in Spalding. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: It’s reported a man rode by a woman on a bike and grabbed her ...

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Appeal after key worker has shopping stolen

A worker at Aldi in Spalding had their shopping stolen at the end of a shift last week, police have said. Lincolnshire Police have released three pictures of men they would like to speak to in relation to the incident which took place at 10pm on Sunday, June 7. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk

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Warning over fake TV Licencing scam

A warning has been issued over scammers posing as people chasing up TV Licence payments. An alert has gone out over Lincolnshire Police’s Neighbourhood Watch services after an increase in reports of emails that wrongly state the recipient needs to renew their licence or their direct debit has faile. “We have seen an increase in the reports of fake TV ...

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