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Polish man who 'blighted Spalding' removed from UK

Dawid Szumlanski, banned for at least one year

A Polish man said to have 'blighted Spalding' with his persistent street drinking has been removed from the UK under an Administrative Removal order.

Dawid Szumlanski, who's 28, will be unable to re-enter the UK for at least one year.

Community Inspector Jim Tyner said: "Szumlanski blighted Spalding with his persistent street drinking and he was also convicted of shop theft during the Op Washer period in December".

Man's body found in Spalding waterway

Police were called to an area off Vernatt's Drain, near the Pinchbeck Road bridge, on Sunday afternoon after a dog-walker spotted a body in the water.

Lincolnshire Police's Underwater Search Unit recovered the man. A post mortem examination is due to take place today. Officers say the man's death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing.

"A scene guard is in place, limiting public access to the area, and further work at the location will continue in daylight hours. I am appealing to any dogwalkers, or members of the public who have walked the footpath adjacent to the drain recently, and who may have information, to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 210 of 25th January".

– DI Suzanne Davies Lincolnshire Police

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Spalding woman dies in hospital after crash

A woman from Spalding has died in hospital after being involved in a collision on the A17 at Fulbeck.

She was the passenger in a Renault Clio which left the road and crashed on Saturday December 27, 2014.

The pensioner was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham but later died. Her 84-year-old husband, who was driving, suffered minor injuries.

Another boy charged over death of Spalding man

Detectives investigating the death of a Spalding man have charged another boy with his murder.

42-year-old Warren Free was found injured on 29 August and later died.

The boy will appear before Lincoln Magistrates this morning and is expected to appear at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon.

Of the seven juveniles already arrested in connection with Warren Free's death, six have now been charged with murder, the remaining juvenile will have no further police action taken against him.

Two boys charged with murdering Spalding man

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Spalding in August have charged two more juveniles with his murder.

The two boys will appear before Lincoln Magistrates this morning over the death of Warren Free and are then expected to appear at Lincoln Crown Court later this afternoon.

Of the seven youths arrested in connection with Warren Free's death, three have already been charged with murder, one boy remains on bail, and the remaining juvenile will have no further police action taken against him.

Five individuals have now been charged but an active investigation into Mr Free’s murder continues. Even at this stage, the public may have some detail which could be very important to the enquiry and I reiterate my previous appeals to anyone with information, however insignificant it may seem, to contact the investigation team.

– Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Martin Holvey

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Bedfordshire air crash: Tribute to dead pilot

The pilot who died when his light aircraft crashed in Bedfordshire was 46-year-old Stephen Spavins from Spalding.

Investigators sift through the wreckage Credit: ITV Anglia

Pete Jarvis, Chief Flying Instructor, Bedford Microlite Airsports at Sandy Airfield has been paying tribute. He knew Stephen for 6 and a half years.

"Steve was one of life's absolute gentlemen. He adored his family and he loved his flying. He always had a happy smile on his face. If somebody had a problem with their aircraft he'd sort it out."

– Pete Jarvis, Chief Flying Instructor, Bedford Microlite Airsports
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Police name pilot who was killed in Bedfordshire plane crash

Stephen Spavins from Spalding lost his life when his single seater came down in a field near Tempsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have named a pilot who was killed when his light aircraft collided with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside yesterday.

46-year-old Stephen Spavins from Spalding lost his life when his single seater came down in a field near Tempsford on the Cambridgeshire-Bedfordshire border.

It followed a mid-air collision with another single seater which was able to land safety.

The Air Accident Investigation Board is continuing to investigate.

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