Crime

Spalding robbery: Fosdyke man pleads guilty

A man has admitted committing robbery in a Spalding street. Ben Thomas Courtney (21), of Snaith Avenue in Fosdyke, will be sentenced later this week after pleading guilty. An iPhone was stolen during the incident which involved a staff member of The Grocers shop in Francis Street on January 25 this year.

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Spalding police inspector’s warning over ‘naming and shaming’ on websites

Spalding police inspector Jim Tyner has issued a warning about ‘naming and shaming’ on websites. It follows the case of neglected dog Star and the clamour by website posters for the owner to be punished. He said: “It’s dangerous to name wrongdoers on social media as it may prevent a fair trial. “And a person admitting something on social media ...

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Police appeal after Spalding robbery

UPDATE: Monday pm. Police have issued a CCTV image of two men they want to track down in connection with a robbery at a Spalding shop on Friday. The image shows the men who were seen running away from the shop, believed to be Treasure Island, in Holbeach Road at about 4.30pm towards the Twin Sister Bridges. It is not ...

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Pledge not to cut police number

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged to maintain the level of police officers to continue reducing crime and victims of crime. Alan Hardwick has paid tribute to the hard work of officers and staff who have helped to cut the number of crimes committed and the number of people affected by crime and has said his commitment remains to ...

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Cigarettes targeted at two stores overnight

Burglars got away with a haul of cigarettes after breaking into a shop in Donington. Police were called shortly after 1am this morning (Friday) in response to a report that a burglary was in progress at the Costcutter Store in the High Street. The offenders forced open the front door of the shop before targeting the tobacco kiosk inside. The ...

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Lincolnshire Police to update on recruitment drive for 1,000 volunteers

Lincolnshire Police is holding an event tomorrow (Thursday, May 1) to talk about its recruitment of volunteers. As part of the public Project Board, the police volunteer project team will showcase its first annual report and talk about what has been achieved and what is still to be done to reach the 1,000 volunteer mark. The event is at Dave ...

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Victim of pool cue attack could lose eye

A man who was smashed in the face with a pool cue in an unprovoked attack has been told he could lose an eye. Luke Armstrong has been left traumatised as a result of the attack by Ryan Stanberry and is still receiving hospital treatment following the incident last month. Stanberry (19), of Johnson Avenue, Spalding, appeared at Lincoln Crown ...

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Police warning over shed break-ins

Police are urging residents in Holbeach to be vigilant to suspicious activity following an increase in shed and garage burglaries in the area. Overnight, between April 14 and 15, offenders forced entry to a garage at a property in Washway Road, Holbeach, and stole a Lincoln electric compact 185 mig welder, a Stihl petrol disc cutter and a gas bottle. ...

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Armed police in Sutton Bridge

WEDNESDAY 2PM:  The incident at Sutton Bridge has now been resolved and police officers and staff have left the scene. Officers were initially called to a domestic incident where threats of serious violence had allegedly  been made against people who had earlier been in a house on the street. Further enquires later established that the situation was not as first reported, resulting ...

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Trail of blood left by Spalding hall vandals

Vandals left behind a scene of destruction – and a trail of blood – after going on the rampage at a church hall. A child’s party had to be cancelled after the vandalism was discovered early on Saturday. Caretakers of the St Nicolas Hall, The Vista, Spalding, said it was just the latest in a series of vandalism attacks on ...

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Burglars broke through shutters at Long Sutton store

Burglars used disc cutters before jemmying open security shutters at a Long Sutton shop. Police were alerted when the alarm was activated at the Spar shop in London Road at about 3.45am on Tuesday, April 1. The burglars also disabled the security camera. As yet it is unclear what may have been stolen from the store, but it is believed ...

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