October 24, 2018 2.47 pm This story is over 36 months old

Grimsby man charged with 20 offences

The offences include 16 separate counts of assault

A man from Grimsby has been charged with 20 offences including 16 separate counts of assault.

Neil Stembridge, 46, of Peaks Lane in Grimsby was also charged with two offences of criminal damage and two of racial abuse before appearing at Grimsby Magistrates Court during the morning of Wednesday, October 24.

The charges are in relation to a number of offences allegedly committed in Cleethorpes and Grimsby in August, September and October.

A spokesperson for Grimsby Magistrates’ Court said no pleas were given and after the hearing Stembridge was remanded in custody to appear back in the court via video link from prison on Wednesday, October 31.

Stembridge was previously charged over alleged assaults and re-arrested after a number of complaints against him earlier this month.

After he was re-arrested on October 5, Humberside Police said: “A 46-year-old man has been arrested following a number of complaints against him over the past few days on Cleethorpes seafront.

“He has been released under investigation and we can confirm he is now getting the appropriate help from support agencies.”

Other court hearings

The defendant previously attended a hearing at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on October 3 on charges of five counts of assault.

At that hearing he pleaded not guilty to two charges of assault from April 25 and will appear on trial at Hull Magistrates Court for these on March 7 2019.

He also pleaded not guilty to charges of assault from incidents on September 17 and 27 with the next hearings to be held at Grimsby Magistrates Court on March 6 and March 4 respectively.

A not guilty plea was entered relating to the incident on October 2 with a trial date set for Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on February 28 2019.

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