A Lincolnshire man is waiting to find out if he faces seven years behind bars in Thailand for - as he puts it - just doing his job.
Andy Hall is a human rights campaigner and is alleged to have been involved in a report accusing a Thai fruit company of labour abuses. He was charged with computer crimes and defamation - charges he denies.
Tomorrow, he is due in court in Bangkok to find out his fate. His family back in Spalding say despite being scared they are hopeful, as Andy himself is expecting a positive outcome.
Kate Hemingway reports:
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A pedestrian who was hit by a bus in Spalding last week has died.
The 93-year-old man died at Queens Medical Centre yesterday (Monday 29 August) after being airlifted to the hospital from Spalding bus station on Tuesday 23 August.
Detectives have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus outside Spalding Spalding bus station.Read the full story ›
The relatives of two women who died in a shooting in Spalding wrote a statement saying: "We hope to make you as proud as you have made us."Read the full story ›
Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte Hart died after being shot at the Castle Sports Leisure Complex in the Lincolnshire town.Read the full story ›
Tributes have been paid to Charlotte Hart who was shot dead outside a swimming pool in the town yesterday.
It is believed the 19-year-old's father Lance killed both Charlotte and her mum Claire before turning the gun on himself.
In a statement, Spalding High School where she was a student said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear about the death and described her as "an exemplary student in every way".
Charlotte was an exemplary student in every way, who showed incredible kindness and empathy towards others. Charlotte had many close friends and her polite and caring nature endeared her to all who met her. Charlotte was incredibly driven to achieve her dream of studying midwifery at university and was successful in the extremely competitive interview process, where her personal qualities shone through. Academically, Charlotte excelled and her final grades were a tribute to her hard work and dedication. It is our students who make Spalding High School such a unique and special place to be and to lose Charlotte is devastating to us all.
Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with Charlotte’s brothers, her family and friends at this time.
University of Northampton where Charlotte was a student said the teenager was 'well liked and extremely hard working'.
“The students and staff at the University of Northampton are deeply saddened to hear of Charlotte’s death.
“Charlotte was lovely young woman, who’s quiet, friendly manner served her well with her academic studies at University and during her clinical placement with Kettering General Hospital. Charlotte was well liked and extremely hard working throughout her studies; as well as when she was playing for the University of Northampton Students’ Union Lacrosse team.
“Charlotte was a lovely person, who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.”
A picture of a man who shot dead his wife and daughter in Spalding has been released. Lance Hart is believed to have killed Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte Hart before turning the gun on himself.
The three people shot dead near a swimming pool in Spalding have been identified as builder's merchant Lance Hart, his wife and daughter.Read the full story ›
The leader of South Holland District Council has said the Spalding community are 'shocked' by the 'tragic events' that unfolded this morning.
Councillor Gary Porter described the town as 'harmonious and peaceful, with a strong sense of community'.
“On behalf of all Councillors and colleagues I offer my sympathy to those affected by the tragic events this morning. Spalding is a harmonious and peaceful town with a strong sense of community so we are naturally shocked by what appears to be an isolated family incident.
On a practical level, the council will support the police with their investigations.
The incident took place in the grounds of the Castle Sports swimming pool which is of course closed until further notice. No members of staff were directly involved in the incident however we will be offering support to colleagues that work at the swimming pool.”