Behind bars: Lincoln criminals locked up in February

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A pervert using fake social media profiles to ask young girls for photos and a man who drop kicked a homeless tent were among those jailed in February.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from February:


Rhys Lynn

Rhys Lynn was jailed for over five years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Rhys Lynn, 24, of Hawthorn Avenue in Cherry Willingham was jailed for five years and four months after using fake social media profiles to threaten young girls into sending him naked photographs of themselves.

Lynn told his victims that he would distribute images of them that he had already obtained. He threatened to rape a 15-year-old if she did not comply.

The five girls involved, one of whom was only 12, were left badly affected by their contact with him over the internet with a number of them having since had to undergo counselling.

He was placed on the sexual offenders’ register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

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Jamie Nickell & Jake Mann

Jamie Nickell and Jake Mann were both given jail sentences.

Jamie Nickell, 26, of Addison Drive in Lincoln was sentenced to four months in prison after he was filmed drop kicking a tent where two homeless people were sleeping.

Nickell was shown to the court on CCTV footage taking a run up before landing feet first into the two vulnerable men in a shop doorway, injuring one.

He pleaded guilty and was jailed for four months after the incident which happened on Whitefriargate in Hull city centre.

The incident was filmed by his friend Jake Mann who was jailed for 14 weeks.

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Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes has been jailed for six years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Justin Barnes, 46, of Station Road in Metheringham has been jailed for six years after being convicted of the sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

Barnes denied the offences but was found guilty by a jury after a trial. Barnes was found guilty of assault by penetration, three charges of sexual assault and two further charges of sexual activity in the presence of a child.

The offences happened between January 2014 and March 2017. The jury heard that he sexually assaulted the victim on a number of occasions and also performed a sex act in front of her.

Judge Simon Hirst ordered him to be placed on the sex offenders’ register for life. He has also barred Barnes for life from working with children and vulnerable adults.

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Dominico Pinto

Dominico Pinto was jailed for two years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Dominico Pinto, 41, of Witham Mews off High Street in Lincoln, was jailed for two years after attacking his former partner with a crowbar knocking out her front teeth.

Pinto was waiting for his ex Marzena Gladysz when she returned home from taking her children to school on July 9 2018.

He then struck her with the crowbar and kicked and punched her. She suffered a number of injuries and lost five teeth including two at the front as a result of the attack.

Pinto was also given 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 30 days. He was also given a life-time restraining order banning him from contacting Ms Gladysz.

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Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin has been jailed for over two years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Prolific burglar Andrew Martin, 48, of Buckingham Street in Scunthorpe was jailed for over two years, days after carrying out a night raid on a student house.

Martin committed his first house burglary at the age of 11. He has served eight previous jail sentences for burglary.

He entered the property on Lindum Road in Lincoln through an open window while the occupants were asleep on July 24 2018.

He stole a flat screen television worth £1,000 from a communal lounge before leaving.

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Stephen Kellow

Stephen Kellow has been jailed for three years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Heroin addict Stephen Kellow, 35, of Brant Road, Lincoln was jailed for three years after carrying out a series of burglaries to fund his drug habit.

Stephen Kellow was already on bail facing theft charges when he broke into a property in Maltkiln Lane, Waddington, at 3.30am on January 6 2019.

Together with an accomplice Kellow smashed a window to get into the house. The stolen items included designer watches, an iPhone, bottles of wine and brandy and cash.

The victims were asleep in bed at the time but woke after hearing their bedroom door close.

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Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright has been jailed for five years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Stuart Wright, 48, of Lewis Street in Gainsborough was jailed for five years after a sawn-off shotgun was found in the boot of his car.

Wright had earlier turned up at the accident and emergency unit at Lincoln County Hospital where he mentioned to staff that he had a gun.

Police went to Gainsborough and searched his vehicle which was parked on Lewis Street. In the boot 22 shotgun cartridges and a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun were found. Wright was arrested at the hospital.

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Here’s a summary of notable court reports from across the whole county:

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