Man accused of robbery, assaulting emergency worker and firearm offences

A local man has been charged with a string of serious offences including using a firearm to cause fear and attacking an emergency worker after an incident in North Hykeham.

Several good samaritans managed to detain the aggressive and potentially very dangerous man before armed police arrested him on Tiber Road in North Hykeham on Tuesday morning. 

Thomas Smith, of Caesar Road, North Hykeham, has been charged in connection with this incident.

He was remanded in police custody after being charged with robbery, attempted robbery, two counts of being in possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, possession of a class B drug, and common assault.

He appeared in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on the morning of Thursday, September 12.

It’s believed he approached a number of people through the morning and police recovered a firearm which was not in his possession when he was arrested.

Police thanked people for their “brave intervention” and assured others that the incident had been isolated.

UPDATE: Smith appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance at Lincoln Crown Court on October 7.