A man who fatally stabbed 26-year-old Jordan Siree through the heart has today been jailed for 13 years and seven months.

Scott Rowen, 29, previously of Glentworth Crescent in Skegness, was handed the sentence for manslaughter after admitting responsibility for killing Mr Siree more than a year ago. He has also been given an additional four years on licence.

Today’s hearing at Lincoln Crown Court heard how officers received a call for help at 7.26pm on 22 December 2020, and found Mr Siree with serious injuries at a property in Glentworth Crescent, Skegness.

He was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of the morning of 23 December 2020.

He had been stabbed once through the heart.

The court heard how Mr Siree and another man, who was not charged in connection with this incident, had confronted Rowen about a potential burglary at the flat which Mr Siree and his partner shared with Rowen. He and his partner were in the process of moving out when the incident happened.

The incident was captured on CCTV, which included footage of Rowen arming himself with a knife in the kitchen moments before the offence. Following a scuffle where Rowen was taken to the ground holding the knife, he slashed out with the weapon and fatally wounded Mr Siree. 

Detective Inspector Andy McWatt, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This is a tragic case which could have been avoided if Rowen had not had a blade. It was made particularly painful for Mr Siree’s family due to the time of year, just days before Christmas.

“Violence like this has no place on the streets of Lincolnshire. Carrying a knife or weapon of any kind leaves everyone open to harm. The investigation has been long and involved, and we would like to thank the family for their cooperation, and we ask that they be given privacy at this difficult time.”

Rowen has been remanded since being charged and will begin his sentence with immediate effect.

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A prisoner has pleaded guilty to being in possession with the intent to supply more than £100,000 of spice-laced paper in HMP Lincoln.

Mark Cutler was today (Friday 28 January 2022) sentenced to 15 months imprisonment after more than 300 pieces of paper laced with ‘Spice’ were found stored between his mattress, during a search in March last year.

When put through a scanner, a synthetic cannabinoid was found laced into the paper, which had been disguised as legal paperwork.

The 32-year-old, of HMP Lincoln, admitted to prison staff that the paper was his.

He had since been released from prison but will now return, after being sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court earlier today.

Detective Inspector Dan Evans from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Prison Intelligence team said: “The supply of this quantity of Class B drugs into HMP Lincoln with a prison value of over £100,000 would have had a significant impact on the safety of prisoners and the good order and discipline of the prison.

“It is only right that this prisoner has been convicted for this offence.

“Debt and violence are sometimes unrecognised consequences of the illicit drug market in prison and the police must continue to work together with the prison service to disrupt such offenders.”

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Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber reporting centre, has seen a number of different scams circulating over the last couple of years in relation to Covid-19.

This includes text messages or calls prompting someone to purchase Covid tests, protective masks, or hand sanitiser.

Criminals are using these messages whilst in disguise of the NHS or the Government.

We are issuing another reminder to take a moment to think before parting with your money or information, especially if the request has come from a text or a cold call.

Do you know or trust the person it’s come from? It’s ok to reject, refuse, or ignore any requests.

Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

If you received an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details or to prompt you to buy something, do not click on the links or attachments.

These scammers are sophisticated in their approaches and anyone can be a victim of fraud with fraudsters constantly reinventing themselves to find new ways to trick people.

If you receive one of these texts message, calls, or voicemails, or if you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting actionfraud.police.uk.

Alternatively, you can call our non-emergency number 101 to report information. Or, if you have information regarding those responsible for fraud, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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