Behind bars: Lincolnshire criminals locked up in May

A man who brandished a pistol and claimed “Kim Jong-un is watching,” a woman who threw boiling water over her husband, and a paedophile were among those jailed in Lincolnshire in May.

Here’s a round up of the significant cases resulting in prison sentences in the county from The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter:


Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith claimed he was a police officer when he was challenged. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A man involved in a series of bizarre incidents as he walked the streets near Lincoln brandishing a pistol was jailed for three years. Thomas Smith, 43, claimed to be a police officer when challenged as he walked around North Hykeham and at one point told a resident that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was watching over them.

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Simon O’Connor

Simon O’Connor was jailed for two years and five months. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A burglar who raided a house in the middle of the night was caught after being tracked by a police dog, Lincoln Crown Court was told. Simon O’Connor, 39, was jailed for two years and five months.

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Susan Coulson

Susan Coulson has been jailed for two years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A woman who threw boiling water over her husband, leaving him scarred for life, was jailed for two years. Susan Coulson was also given an indefinite restraining order which bans her from contacting her husband Andrew and from visiting his home address.

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Darren Reegan

Darren Reegan was jailed for two years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A burglar who carried out a series of raids after finding himself homeless was jailed for two years. Darren Reegan, who at the time was living in his car, smashed his way into a property on Main Road, Hop Pole, and stole items including an iPad, a laptop and jewellery.

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Raymond Whittle

Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A convicted paedophile is back behind bars after he was caught downloading hundreds of indecent images of children as young as two years old. Raymond Whittle was jailed for 20 months.

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Grant Proctor

Grant Proctor assaulted two police officers and an ambulance technician. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Lincoln man Grant Proctor, 38, assaulted police and ambulance staff and was sentenced to one year in jail.

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Matthew Warner

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A man who grabbed a police officer round the throat in Deeping St James has been jailed. Matthew Warner, 22, was sentenced to four months in prison.

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