In terms of geographic area, Lincolnshire Police is one of the largest forces in the United Kingdom covering 2,284 square miles. The population of the area covered is approximately 646,000.

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For all non-emergency calls contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300
Grantham police station: (01476) 402222
Stamford police station: (01780) 752222
Spalding police station: (01775) 722233
Bourne police station: (01778) 394892
Crimestoppers: 0800 555111

WITNESS APPEAL - Collision involving Mr J Dakin
Christmas Drink Drive Campaign

Operation Blackwater
 

For the month of December Lincolnshire police is conducting an intelligence led operation to identify drink drivers. Members of the public are encouraged to report habitual drink drivers by texting the word "DRINK" to 80800 followed by details of the vehicle and when and where it will occur.

If a member of the public knows of someone who is imminently going to drink drive, please dial 999. All information is confidential.
Highly visible and well signed road checks will be in operation across the County. Checks will be carried out in early morning, evening and night time.

Anyone who is charged with drink driving during the campaign will be listed on the Lincolnshire Police website. (names displayed for 24 hours)

Total number of people charged so far in December with drink driving offences = 2

Don't let them get away with it!

 
If you wish to provide information anonymously to a non-police number please ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 who will record the information.


09/12/14

Missing Person – Alexa Jamieson

Police are appealing to a missing Horncastle woman to let her family know she is safe and well.

Alexa Jamieson (31), was last seen by her lodger at her address in Bells Yard (Horncastle) on Monday afternoon (1st December).

Alexa has taken her car, a silver Audi A3, registration AJ03 LEX and also has her dog with her, a small terrier with one eye.

Alexa is 5' 2" tall, of petite build, with dark, shoulder length hair, an eyebrow piercing and a tattoo of a dog's paw on her wrist. Police and family are concerned for Alexa's emotional wellbeing and are urging her to make contact.

Anyone who has seen Alexa, or who has knowledge of her whereabouts, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 448 of 2nd December.



04/12/14

Missing Person – Emily Holloway

Police are appealing for information about 39-year-old Emily Holloway, who left an address in Yarborough Road, Lincoln at just after midnight on Tuesday 2nd December.

It’s been established that Emily took a taxi from Lincoln at about 00:30hrs on Tuesday 2nd December and was dropped off in Newark.

Emily is described as 5ft 9” tall, of medium build, with short dark hair and blue eyes.  She was wearing dark jeans, a maroon jumper and a red mac coat.

Emily’s family and the police are concerned for her welfare and would like to know that she is safe and well.  If anyone has any information about Emily, or has seen a woman meeting her description, they’re asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 376 of 2nd December 2014.



04/12/14

PC Nick Wiley Wins Wildlife Enforcer Of The Year



PC Nick Willey of Lincolnshire Police has won the WWF sponsored Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year Award for his hard work and dedication to tackling wildlife crime. Nick was presented the award at the ceremony which is held as part of the National Wildlife Enforcers Conference on Saturday 22nd November.

Nominated for his outstanding work and achievements while tackling wildlife crime since joining the force's wildlife department in 1994, originally as a part time Wildlife Crime Officer moving to a full time position in 2011, PC Willey has shown true commitment and dedication to his work. Nick works tirelessly to raise awareness of wildlife crime in a personal capacity as well as his role with the Lincolnshire constabulary. PC WIlley has worked with various wildlife groups in the area providing advice and awareness raising assistance, including being custodian of the PAW display trailer. He has been one of the driving forces behind a number successful of wildlife crime Operations, and he also provides training and support the force's network of wildlife officers.


Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick said, "My hearty congratulations to Nick. This is a well deserved award. What a lot of people won't understand is that the Wildlife Crime Officer role is not just about wildlife, it's far wider than that. Nick is not only exceptionally good at his job, he is well liked by everyone he comes into contact with."

For the full article click here


02/12/14
Action Fraud is reminding everyone that a chain email circulating warning about a postal scam that could leave you £315 out of pocket - is a hoax.

The hoax email reads:
"Can you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching - it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize. If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655."
If you receive this email just delete it and do not to forward it to anyone.PhonepayPlus, is aware that a chain e-mail about an alleged postal scam is being circulated on the internet. The email refers to the Royal Mail, Trading Standards and ICSTIS (PhonepayPlus' former name).
PhonepayPlus appreciates that recipients of the email may want to find out more information about the alleged scam and has therefore issued the following statement:
The chain email refers to a service (operating on 0906 6611911) that was shut down by PhonepayPlus (then ICSTIS) in December 2005.
PhonepayPlus subsequently fined the company that was operating the service, Studio Telecom (based in Belize), £10,000.
The service is NO LONGER running and has NOT been running since December 2005.
You do NOT need to contact PhonepayPlus, or the Royal Mail, about this service as it was stopped almost eight years ago.
If you receive a copy of the email warning you about the alleged scam, please do NOT forward it to others. Instead, please forward this statement from PhonepayPlus.
If you receive a delivery card through your letterbox which you do not believe is genuine and which asks you to dial a premium rate number, you can contact PhonepayPlus on 0800 500 212 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) for further guidance.For more detailed information about PhonepayPlus’ work, please visit www.phonepayplus.org.uk.
Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool


02/12/14

The 12 online frauds of Christmas
Lincolnshire Trading Standards is taking part in a national campaign to help protect residents from cyber-fraudsters.

 
From Cyber Monday, one of the busiest days of the year for internet shopping, the service will be sharing tips to raise awareness of a dozen online frauds that could ruin your holiday fun.
 
Organisations from across the country are taking part to raise awareness of different seasonal scams, from Christmas e-cards to smart phone viruses.
 
Please like Lincolnshire Trading Standards on Facebook or follow @LincsTS to find out advice on;
 
 1: Christmas e-cards
 2: Auction fraud
 3: Holiday fraud
 4: Loan and investment scams
 5: Ticketing fraud
6: Donating to charity
 7: Mobile malware / malicious apps
8: Money transfers
9: Social media scams
10: Dating/romance scam
11: Mobile payments 
Emma Milligan, Principal Trading Standards Officer, said:
 
“Christmas is an exciting time when many of us try to find gifts our loved ones will cherish – while not causing too much damage to our bank accounts!  Shopping online can be very convenient for shoppers but people need to be careful of what they are buying and who they are buying it from.
 
"Fraudsters are always trying to find a way to con unsuspecting people, and this year we are supporting a campaign which will help to raise awareness of their latest tricks.  Please be extra vigilant at this time of year to avoid disappointment."
 
For more festive advice for consumers, please visit
http://www.lincolnshrie.gov.uk/tradingstandards
 
If you believe you have been caught out by a scam please report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

01/12/14

COLD CALLERS ALERT – HEARING AIDS/HEARING TEST
 
We have been advised that again we have a company cold calling in Lincolnshire advertising FREE hearing Aids/Hearing tests.
 
Please be mindful that the company will be canvassing for you to allow them to contact your previous employment to claim for compensation for hearing loss.
 
If you wish to apply for a hearing aid or hearing test – these are FREE on the NHS service if you are suffering loss of hearing.  You should initially contact your local doctor who can arrange for suitable appointments to be made.
 
Should you have made an appointment with any cold calling company you have by right 14 days to cancel any contractual obligations.
 
Alternatively please contact Trading Standards on Tel:  0345 4040506 for further advice.



01/12/14





01/12/14

Your Local Policing Team
    
Cheif Inspector
Paul Timmings                           
Paul is the Chief Inspector for Boston and South Holland

Jim Tyner
Jim is the Community Policing Inspector for Spalding
PC Paul Smith
Paul joined the police force in October 1988 and transferred to Lincolnshire police force in April 1997 and was based at Boston police station, but moved to Spalding within a few months where he is still stationed. When he first joined he was placed in the response and patrol team, dealing with incidents as they were called in. He is now the Community Beat Manager for the Spalding Town Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PCSO Lisa Waterfall
Lisa started work as a PCSO in November 2009. She completed her eight week training period at Boston police station. After she had finished the training she was posted to Spalding police station. Lisa has been part of the town centre beat team from January 2010.
She has been raised in the area so knows the area well and a lot of its residents.

PCSO Zara Nacheva
Zara started her service with Lincolnshire Police in February 2007 as a Police Community Support Officer, based atSpalding Police station. Initially, she was part of the North Rural NPT and covered a large rural area between Spalding and Donington. In March 2008 she started a secondment with the UK Border Agency for 18 months, based in London. She returned to Spalding Police Station during December 2009 where she began operational duties on the Spalding Estates NPT. Using her linguistic skills she has been able to engage with minority groups and increasing their confidence in reporting issues and passing on intelligence regarding criminal behaviour. Zara has also helped out with a large number of investigations by being able to speak to witnesses in their native tongue and bringing about solutions to problems quickly and effectively. Her current job role involves visible patrol, engaging with communities and working on beat priorities, including responding to incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Paul Coupland
 
Paul joined Lincolnshire Police in September 2003 as a Police Community Support Officer. Being one of the first in the area and the fact that the role was still in its infancy, Paul covered the whole of the sector with very little supervision. In January 2005 Paul left the force and started work as a prison officer at HMP Peterborough.
However he decided he was happier in his role as a PCSO and re-joined the force in November 2005 and was assigned to Spalding Estates.

PCSO Ryan Ellis
While in education Ryan joined Lincolnshire Police in 2002 as a Volunteer Police Cadet. This involved learning about the job structure and rolls within the police service. He also represented Lincolnshire Police in a number of Cadet competitions held at both the Metropolitan training Headquarters at Hendon, and Lincolnshire Police headquarters in Lincoln, which consisted in both Police role-plays (as the student officers now partake in) and drill sequences. When Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT's) were introduced in 2004, he became involved in working with the Bourne NPT assisting in both operational and admin duties. On 26th November 2007, Ryan started his Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) training. He was stationed in Spalding and began operational duties on the Spalding North Rural NPT on 24th December 2007. Within his role in the North Rural NPT he covered a large rural area which included all villages between Spalding and Donington. Since September 2008 he has been on the Spalding Estates NPT where he is responsible for the St Paul's ward and Springfield's shopping outlet.  Ryan's job role within the Estates varies from engagement activities to responding to incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Kimberly Marlowe
Kim has worked for Lincolnshire Police for five years as a Police Community Support Officer. She started at Boston Police Station and moved to Spalding Police Station two and a half years ago. She currently works as part of Spalding Estates NPT. There are many different aspects to Kim's role. These include engaging with the community, dealing with neighbourhood priorities, attending RTC's and attending school. Every day is different and you never know what is going to happen from one hour to the next.

PC Craig Lockton
Craig started his policing career with the Metropolitan Police in January 1999. He transferred to Lincolnshire Police in 2003. In February 2006 he undertook a week long tutor constable course at South Division Headquarters. He has tutored three probationer constables and joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team in January 2010. Craig has responsibility, as Community Beat Manager, for the Spalding Estates Neighbourhood Policing Team.

PCSO Colin Abbotts
Colin joined Lincolnshire Police as a PCSO in 2007. His first posting was to Spalding South Rural NPT where he worked for one year.Colin has been posted to Spalding Rural North beat area for the last two years, predominantly covering the main villages of Gosberton, Quadring and Donington.

PCSO Sally Pusey
Sally joined Lincolnshire Police in 2009 and after training was posted to Spalding Rural North NPT. She has been working in the beat area for two years predominantly covering the main villages of Pinchbeck, West Pinchbeck and Surfleet.

PCSO Adam Davis
Adam joined Lincolnshire Police in February 2007. After completing initial training PCSO Davis joined the Spalding South rural beat team, which includes Crowland, Deeping St Nicholas and Tongue End in March 2007.

PCSO Kirsty Taylor
Kirsty has been working as a PCSO for two years and eight months, working one year in Holbeach and the remaining time on a specialised Neighbourhood Action Team working around the south of the county. After working on the Neighbourhood Action Team, Kirsty came back to the South Holland area and worked alongside the
Spalding South Rural Team. Within the last couple of moths Kirsty has become a member of the Spalding Estates Neighbourhood Policing Team and is thoroughly enjoying getting herself known within the close community.

PC Ian Coulson
Ian joined Lincolnshire Police in 1997, and has undertaken a variety of roles whilst within the Service. He has been a response driver covering the areas of Boston, Holbeach and Spalding. He has also been a Rural Beat officer for Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge. Ian then changed roles and became a member of the Rural Task Force, whereby he was involved in a variety of major incidents, and pro-active operations. Ian is now the Community Beat Manager for the Spalding Rural North and Spalding Rural South Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

PC Robert Jones
Bob joined Lincolnshire Police working at Grantham initially before moving to Spalding and then Holbeach.
PC Jones is the Community Beat Manager for the Holbeach Town and Rural area.

PCSO Tracy Mason
Tracy joined Lincolnshire police on 30th March 2009 and joined Holbeach Town & Rural policing team on 1st September 2012, having moved from Spalding NPT where she had been a member since 2009. Before she joined Lincolnshire police she worked at a local secondary school. Tracy worked as a midday supervisor and this means that she has a lot of experience with young people. Though Tracy can be seen in any of the team’s area, her primary beat is the Holbeach and Whaplode area of the beat and the issues that are raised there.

PCSO Jane Gardner
Jane joined Lincolnshire Police in 2006 as a PCSO based in Holbeach. She is a local woman. Her previous jobs were desk based so she welcomed the change of role as every day is different.Though Jane can be seen in any of the team’s area, her primary beat is the Holbeach and Whaplode area of the beat and the issues that are raised there.

PCSO Ian Cripps
Ian joined Lincolnshire police as a PCSO in March of 2008. Ian moved to the Holbeach area in 2004 after living in Hampshire most of his adult life. He now patrols the Holbeach Town & Rural neighbourhood policing teams area on a daily basis. Though Ian can be seen in any of the team’s area, his primary beat is the rural area of the beat and the issues that are raised there