Crime

Appeal over criminal damage incident

South Holland Police have released an image of a person they would like to speak to in relation to a criminal damage incident. The incident occurred at a home in East Bank, Spalding last (Friday, May 29). A spokesman for South Holland Police, said: ” We believe the man in the image can help with our inquiries into an offence ...

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Appeal following suspected arson

A van fire in Spalding is being treated as arson with police releasing a picture of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident. The van was severely damaged in the blaze while outside homes on Commercial Road at around 9.30pm on Monday, May 4. A spokesman from Lincolnshire Police, said: ” Neighbours have reported ...

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ATM machines in Crowland and Long Sutton targeted by thieves

Cash machines in two South Holland towns have been targeted overnight in attempted raids using vehicles. Attempts to break into ATM’s in both Crowland and Long Sutton were made using what appear to be stolen Land Rovers in the early hours of this Wednesday, May 6. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “The cashpoint at the Co-op, West Street, Long ...

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Vandalism incident left dementia carer upset

A woman who looks after dementia patients at a Spalding care home said she was left distraught after someone targeted her and a colleague’s car while working on the night shift. Carol Samson found her car passenger side window smashed as she was finishing a 12-hour shift on Saturday morning (May 2). Her colleague’s car had also been targeted but ...

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Three people assault man they called ‘immigrant’

Police are appealing for information after an assault in Spalding that’s being treated as a hate crime. Three offenders reported to be on push bikes assaulted a victim outside the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding between 5.40pm and 6.30pm, Lincolnshire Police say. The victim received minor injuries. A spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses and information about an assault ...

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Appeal after vehicles are stolen

Vehicles including a mini-digger have been stolen in a burglary at Spalding Common over the weekend. They were taken from a property overnight sometime overnight on Saturday, (April 25). Mini Digger with SSL business branding on it The missing vehicles are: Mitsubishi L200, registration with the registration AE67XWD and SSL sign writing around the sills.An IFor Williams Trailer (serial number ...

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Quiet roads not an excuse to speed

Lincolnshire Police are urging drivers to continue to be safe during the lockdown period. Despite there being many less cars on the roads, the force says it has seen an increase in the number of irresponsible drivers. Motorists are being urged to stick to speed limits and observe the ‘fatal four’ that contribute to fatal and serious injury collision, using ...

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Nurse fighting COVID-19 left upset after her bike is stolen

A nurse who’s helping on the frontline battling the COVID-19 outbreak has been left upset after her bike was stolen from her Spalding home On a rare day off from working for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS, Lucy Brown left her Giants women’s bike outside her home on the Holland Park estate on Saturday (April 18) when it was taken. ...

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Family business hit by thieves

A family welding business are counting the cost after thieves stole thousands of pounds of tools. Tambrath Welding of Gosberton has been run by the Taylor family of Andy and Fee as well as daughter Steph for the last four years and they were already counting the cost of having to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. But sometime overnight ...

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Man arrested on firearms charge after armed police attend Spalding property

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after armed police attended a Spalding property last night (Wednesday), April 15. One eye-witness told The Voice that shortly after 10pm last night, police descended on Hannam Boulevard. A 42-year-old man is in custody awaiting questioning. The witness, who wishes to remain anonymous said armed police and police dogs ...

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Appeal after daylight sexual assault in Spalding town centre

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted outside Vine Street public toilets in Spalding earlier this month. The victim, a women in her 30s, is believed to have been sexually assaulted by a man at around 1pm on Thursday, March 12. Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information and are particularly looking to speak to a woman ...

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Long Sutton man publicly exposed himself for ‘sexual thrill’

A Long Sutton man who stood just outside his house at a time when children were going to school, ‘completely naked’ and with an erect penis and masturbating, did it for the ‘sexual thrill’, a court has heard. Lee Jonathon Harvey (26) of Gedney Road, Long Sutton, admitted indecently exposing himself in order to cause offence, when he appeared at ...

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Two armed police raids in Spalding as part of investigation in to shooting

Armed Police have stormed two properties in Spalding while another person from the town has been arrested as part of the investigation into the shooting of a man on Friday night. A raid was carried out in Balmoral Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning (February 29) hours after a man was found by a motorist with a gunshot ...

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Eight arrests over shooting including two on suspicion of attempted murder

Two people from the Spalding area are among eight arrested following the shooting of a man on Friday night. A 20-year-old man, from the Spalding area is one of those arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found with a gunshot wound by a motorist in Boston on Friday (February 28). A 40-year-old man, also from from ...

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Arrests after shooting believed to have happened in area

A man found with suspected gunshot wounds in Boston is believed to have been shot while in the Spalding area. A 24-year-old man was found injured by a motorist at 9.20pm on Friday (February 28). Police initially reported that the incident took place in Boston and executed an arrest warrant in Brewsters Road in that town, but yesterday (Sunday) released ...

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Lincolnshire Police ‘significantly improved’

Lincolnshire Police has ‘significantly improved its crime recording arrangements’ an inspection into the force has found. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has rated it ‘good’ in its latest inspection last year after previously rating it ‘inadequate’ in 2018. The inspector found that crime reporting had improved significantly but also recorded that Lincolnshire ‘requires improvement’ when it came to accurately reporting crime. The ...

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Warning over rogue traders offering wind damage repairs

A warning has been issued about rogue traders offering services following the recent high winds. A “priority three” scam warning has been put out by Lincolnshire Police and PCSO Colin Abbotts of the Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policicing Team. The alerts says: “After the recent storms Lincolnshire Police have had reports of rogue traders calling at properties saying that there are ...

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Gosberton paedophile jailed for trying to meet 14-year-old girl

A registered sex offender previously convicted of offences involving indecent images of children in 2010 has been jailed for 54 months for attempting to meet a 14 year-old girl. Paul Walkling (40) of Gosberton, was subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and also had to abide by the Notification Requirements under the Sexual Offences Act.   In 2019, Walkling attempted ...

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Tributes to motorcyclist who died in accident

Tributes have been paid to a Spalding man named as the motorcyclist who died in a four-vehicle collision on the A16 last week. Officers were called to the collision involving a Honda motorcycle, Peugeot Boxer, Vauxhall Insignia and a Fiat Punto at Newborough just before 6am on Friday (February 7). Emergency services attended and the rider of the motorcycle – ...

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Sexual assault investigation at Spalding leisure centre grounds

Lincolnshire Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Spalding. A police spokesman said the alleged assault was reported on Saturday and took place “in area of the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding”. The spokesman added: “Investigations are ongoing.” Police tape surrounded the area yesterday.

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