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Boston rapist sentenced to five years

26-year-old Sergejs Susorovs was today sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court to five years and four months in prison for the rape of a woman in Boston.

Sergejs Susorovs was sentenced to five years four months Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The incident occurred on the 18th May at around 3pm. The 19-year-old woman was walking on London Road when Susorovs grabbed her and raped her in a nearby wooded area.

Within two hours of the incident report, Officers had arrested Susorovs on suspicion of the offence.

The victim has shown incredible strength from the beginning. She was able to give a detailed description of Susorovs, which was crucial. Officers were sent to the area where they quickly identified the scene and began a search for the offender. Susorovs was very quickly identified and apprehended after he made an attempt to flee from officers.

– DI Simon Lovett, Head of the Lincolnshire Police Emerald team

Lincolnshire Police defends high use of tasers

Lincolnshire Police has defended its high use of tasers following information that has been made public in an HMIC report today.

The force used tasers 332 times in 2014, which is more than double what has been been recorded in similar forces.

Deputy Chief Constable Heather Roach says it is due to the rural nature of the area they cover.

Deputy Chief Con Heather Roach

Overall Lincolnshire police scored a 'good' rating in the report.

They have been asked to make improvements when recording 'taser use' and understanding when 'stop and searches' should take place.


Power cut affects 999 and 101 calls in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are unable to receive emergency calls because of a power outage.

The force says all 999 calls are being re-routed and dealt with by Nottinghamshire Police.

However, they are asking where possible for members of the public not to call the non-emergency number 101 until power is restored.

It is business as usual in terms of our 999 calls so please do not hesitate to ring in an emergency. We are however still having issues with our 101 service because of the outage so if your call can wait until we are back up and running again then please call us when full service has resumed.

As always, please do not use the 999 service for anything other than an emergency.

– Police spokesperson

Three injured in A15 smash

Three people have been seriously injured after a collision this morning on the A15 near Navenby in Lincolnshire.

The accident happened just before 9.40am when a blue Subaru Impreza was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Zafira.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or saw either the blue Impreza and the silver Zafira before the collision to contact them on 101 or the witness hotline on 01522 558855.

Arson investigation over fire at disused adventure park in Skegness

Police have launched an arson investigation after a fire at a disused adventure park in Skegness.

Fire crews were called to The Lost World on North Parade in the early hours of this morning.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, but it is thought that it was started deliberately.

Officers are asking for any witnesses to get in touch.

Pensioner sentenced to life for murder of disabled partner

A pensioner from Louth has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her vulnerable partner.

Lynn Stallard

67-year-old Lynn Stallard was told she must serve a minimum of 12 years for the murder of 68-year-old Louis Spires.

Lincoln Crown Court previously heard she smothered her long-term partner, who was registered disabled and partially sighted, after an argument.

His family released a statement saying he had suffered for years at Stallard's hands.

Louis is, and will always be, missed by all his family and friends. He was such a lovely, caring man, who would not hurt anyone, so it was such a shock to hear of the terrible and tragic news of how his life was taken from him too soon. We just want justice for Louis now, not just for his death but for all the pain and suffering Louis had to deal with over the years at the hands of Lynn Stallard, someone who was meant to care and look after him as he was registered disabled and partially sighted. He needed help, which he did not get.

– Malcolm Spires, brother of Louis Spires
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