Lincoln campus arrest related to armed burglary

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The arrest on Wednesday on the University of Lincoln campus was related to an investigation into a burglary in Worksop.

Nottinghamshire Police said the 25-year-old man is a suspect in an armed burglary that took place on May 14.

Another woman from Lincoln, 21, has already been charged as part of the investigation.

As previously reported, dramatic scenes unfolded on Wednesday at around 11.30am on the University of Lincoln campus between the library and the Engine Shed, when armed officers arrested the young man.

The man was not carrying any weapons, Lincolnshire Police said.

Armed police arrested a man on the University of Lincoln campus. Photo: The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police detained the man on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police, and also carried out a second raid at a property on Picton Street, near the Tritton Road roundabout.

The police vehicle involved in the second raid. Photo: Lewis Foster

The Worksop burglary probe

The burglary took place at a house on Norfolk Street in Worksop on May 14 at around 9.40pm.

It’s been reported that people wearing face coverings forced their way into the home.

One of them hit the victim in the head with a pickaxe, while another was reportedly armed with a shotgun.

The victim was taken to hospital with head injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening.

A man and a woman have already appeared in court in connection with the incident.

Aaron Meehan, 37, of Wiltshire Road in London, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Porcher Toynbee, 21, of Bawtry Close in Lincoln, has been charged with wounding and possession of a firearm with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Both appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on May 21 and were remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court in June.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident.