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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


Two stabbed in Boston incident

Two men were taken to hospital last night with stab wounds after an incident in Boston.

Police and ambulance were called to a house in West Street just after 7pm where it is believed there had been an altercation and two men were injured. They were taken to the town's Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the inciden and. West Street was closed off whilst it was examined as a crime scene.

Police search for missing 62-year-old

Concern is growing for a missing 62-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving his Lincolnshire home this morning.

Missing Robert Marris Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Robert Marris has not been seen since he left his home in Grasby at 9.45am. His car has since been located parked on Far Ings Road, at Barton.

Mr Marris is described as 5' 9" tall, of medium build, with short grey hair. He was wearing navy blue walking trousers, walking boots, and possibly a black fleece. He may be wearing glasses.

Police find body in Lincolnshire field

Police searching for a missing 50-year-old woman who disappeared from the Holbeach area of Lincolnshire four days ago have found a body.

Police searching for missing Karen Greenwood have found a body Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Karen Greenwood was staying with relatives in Fleet Hargate when she went missing on Thursday.

The body of a woman was found yesterday afternoon, a mile away, in a field near Gedney. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the Coroner has been informed.

Lincolnshire Police recruits to star in ITV series

Some of the newest officers of Lincolnshire Police will be the subject of a three part ITV series, "Rookies", starting tonight on ITV at 9pm.

The new series follows some the recent recruits as they undergo the personal and professional transition from appointment to fully fledged officers patrolling independently:


Clean-up after illegal rave costs thousands

The cost of clearing up after an illegal rave in Lincolnshire is set to run into thousands of pounds.

The Forestry Commission say the event at the end of May in Twyford Woods has also led to a planned event this weekend being cancelled as the clean-up continues. 13 people have been charged with a range of offences, while a further 26 people were released on police bail.

Charges over illegal rave

Site of the illegal rave

Lincolnshire police say 13 people have now been charged after an illegal rave near Bourne over the weekend. There were multiple arrests at Twyford Woods as officers ended the illegal event. They also confiscated sound equipment and some vehicles.The various charges range from drugs offences to drink driving. 26 people have been released on bail whilst further investigations are carried out.

Police bring illegal rave to an end

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that they ended the illegal rave at Twyford Woods, near Bourne, last night on health and safety grounds. The operation was carried out during daylight between 7.30pm and 9.15pm. No one was injured.

12 more arrests were made for various offences bringing the total since it began to 28. A number of vehicles have been seized along with sound amplification equipment and generators.

The force closed the A1 during Sunday evening for the police operation. They have apologised to motorists.

We felt it necessary because of our concerns for public safety and the proximity of the illegal event to the A1 and people attempting to return to cars left on the verges of the carriageway.

– Lincolnshire Police
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