Crime

Rapid rise of violent crime

Lincolnshire Police have stepped up efforts to kerb rising violent crime. Violent crime in Lincolnshire accounts for 36 per cent of all recorded crime. The latest crime statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown a 12 per cent national rise in offences of this type. In Lincolnshire the numbers of recorded violent crime have increased by ...

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Arrest warrant after spate of thefts

An arrest warrant has been issued for a prolific shoplifter convicted of ten thefts in Spalding in just over a fortnight. Aron Findley John Duff failed to appear appear as scheduled at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Feb 5). He was convicted on January 6 of thefts from Iceland (January 4, meat, value unknown), Gap (December 18, jumpers, £60), Gap ...

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Warnings over nitrous oxide gas

One of Spalding’s top police officers has warned of the misuse of inhaling laughing gas amid claims it’s on the increase. South Holland Police have warned of a sharp increase in the inhaling of nitrous oxide or NOS as it’s also known. Neighbourhood Police Sergeant Rick Mosley says many people don’t know the danger inhaling it can cause. “There seems ...

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Witness appeal after man found with serious head injury

Arrests have been made after an as yet unidentified man was found with a serious head injury in a Spalding road. Police were called to Cedar Court at 7.20am yesterday (Wednesday, February 5) after the man was found injured. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “While it is unclear how this man received his injuries, we believe he may have ...

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Witness appeal after man is found with serious head injury

Arrests have been made after an as yet unidentified man was found with a serious head injury in a Spalding road. Police were called to Cedar Court at 7.20am yesterday (Wednesday, February 5) after the man was found injured. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “While it is unclear how this man received his injuries, we believe he may have ...

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Man in court over alleged assault

A man is due to appear in court today (Friday) after an alleged assault on Wednesday that left a person with serious head injuries. ldis Blumbergs, 43, of Alexander Road, Spalding has been charged with GBH with intent and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court. Two others have been arrested as part of the investiagtion into the incident ...

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Four arrested in connection with church lead thefts

Four men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a spate of lead thefts across Lincolnshire. St Peter and St Paul’s Parish Church in Gosberton is among the churches in the county that have had lead stolen from them, though it’s not clear if those arrested have been linked with that incident. The men, aged 24, 28, 30 ...

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Model car enthusiast fined for knife possession

A man found in possession of a craft knife in the early hours of the morning, used it for rewiring remote controlled model cars, a court has been told. Elliott Michael Doherty-Hazel, 28, of Wildfowlers Way, Gedney Drove End admitted possession of the bladed article without a good reason, as well as possession of cannabis, when he appeared at Boston ...

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Woman spat at while taking daughter to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman taking her daughter to school was abused and spat at in what’s being treated as a hate crime. The incident took place at around 8.30am on Tuesday, (January 21) on Saltern Drive in Spalding. South Holland Police say a man blocked the woman’s path, spat at her and swore, referring to her ...

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Gallery – Army bomb disposal unit in Holbeach St Marks after weapons discovery

A man has been arrested on firearms charges and the Army in attendance after weapons were found at an address just outside Holbeach St Marks. Leadenhall Road near to the Bakkavor Pizza factory is currently closed by police after the weapons were discovered last night (Wednesday) Lincolnshire Police say. Leadenhall Road remains closed A 42-year-old man has been arrested for ...

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Bomb disposal squad called in and man arrested after ‘weapons’ found in village home

The Army’s bomb disposal unit are at a property in Holbeach St Marks this morning (Thursday) after ‘a number of weapons’ were found. South Holland Police say a 42-year-old man has been arrested for firearms offences. A spokesman for the police said: “The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) are helping our officers at an address in Holbeach St Marks. “We were ...

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Teens trash town garden

The garden of a Royce Road home has been ransacked by teenagers, with sheds trashed and graffiti painted on walls. The home’s owner, Joao Jordao, found four teenage boys in the garden on Sunday and filmed them on his phone as they left the scene. A police spokesman said: “A group of four young men, thought to be about 16-years-old, ...

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Help safeguard abuse victims

Lincolnshire Police has launched a project to help schools safeguard and support children who experiencing domestic abuse. At the launch of Operation Encompass, a police spokesman said: “Children and young people who witness or endure incidents of domestic abuse can be left frightened, confused and conflicted – they might directly witness the abuse, hear the abuse from another room, see ...

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Weston man admits sex offences against child

A 78-year-old Weston man has admitted to historical sex offences against a child. Tony Dabner pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault against the same girl while she was under 14. He admitted to touching her vagina under clothing and touching her bottom. The offences took place between May 4, 1993 and May 3, 1999. Dabner, of Wimberley Close, ...

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Veteran charity base vandalised

Caravans belonging to a man who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for war veterans were vandalised just before Christmas. The damage dealt to the caravans at Harold Payne’s Anglia Motel at Fleet has been described as “sick vandalism” by the site’s cleaner Louise Manning, who said she was faced with “a shocking mess”. Louise said the windows and ...

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Man charged with attempted burglary in Holbeach

A man from Newcastle has been charged with attempted burglary after an incident in Holbeach. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Michael Allsop (64) of Sheldon Grove in Newcastle has been charged with attempt burglary. “He has been remanded to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court today. “Allsop was arrested after we received a report of an attempt burglary in Boston Road ...

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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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