Behind bars: Criminals locked up in Lincoln in November

An inmate who attempted to kill two prison officers and a fellow prisoner, and a student who took indecent photographs of children in their classroom, were among those handed sentences in November.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from last month:


Aklakur Rahman

Aklakur Rahman was handed a life sentence for each attempted murder. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Prison inmate Aklakur Rahman, 33, originally from Ipswich in Suffolk, has been given life sentences for three violent attacks after making makeshift weapons in attempts to kill two prison officers and a fellow prisoner.

He was handed a life sentence for each attempted murder, as well as five years for the GBH, all to run concurrently.

Read the full story here.


Lewis Croft

Lewis Croft. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A student who secretly took indecent photographs of children in their classroom at a primary school was jailed for 26 months. Lewis Croft, 19, of Cliff Road, Welton, was on a work placement at the school as part of a college course and took hundreds of photographs without staff or the children realising what he was doing.

Read the full story here.


Jeremy Flashman

Jeremy Flashman was jailed for 10 weeks after nasty abusive calls and emails to Lincolnshire’s fire chief. Photo: Stephen Daniels

Telecoms engineer Jeremy Flashman, 56, of Kings Road, Southminster in Essex, was jailed for 10 weeks for sending abusive messages to Lincolnshire’s Chief Fire Officer in response to the service axing Fireman Sam form its promotional material.

Read the full story and hear Flashman’s ‘shocking’ voicemail here.


Elizabeth Cullen

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police

Part-time accountant Elizabeth Cullen, 57, of Lancaster Drive, Coningsby, was jailed for two years and four months after stealing £87,000 from her employer to buy clothes, holidays, a new kitchen, as well as health and beauty treatment.

Read the full story here.


Andrew Parsons

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police due to the sentence being under a year

Andrew Parsons, 46, of The Close in Sturton by Stow, was jailed for nine months after carrying out a street attack with a walking stick in Lincoln city centre. He hit a man with a walking stick after an altercation between them on Brayford Wharf North.

Read the full story here.