August 16, 2022 4.10 pm This story is over 15 months old

Two charged in Lincoln shop theft crackdown

Two local men have been charged

Work by our Lincoln Neighbourhood Policing Teams to combat theft in the city has had another boost following the charge of a further two individuals.

Adam Golightly, 43, of Allandale View, Lincoln, was arrested following a proactive shop theft operation in the city centre last week. He has been charged with seven counts of theft and two bike thefts.

All of the shop thefts are reported to have taken place at Co-op stores in the city centre area and Carholme Road between June and last week. Items stolen included meat and cleaning products to the value of £424. The bike thefts also happened during that period. One of the bikes stolen was valued at £360, the other was an unknown value.

Following a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on 12 August where he entered a not guilty plea, he has been given conditional bail and will appear at the court for trial on 22 September. His bail condition is not to enter any Coop store in Lincolnshire.

In a separate case, Carl Atkin, 37, of Friar’s Lane, Lincoln, was charged on 11 August with five bike thefts which took place at different times and locations across the city. On 12 August at a hearing at Lincoln Magistrate’s Court, he was given a 10 week sentence, suspended for 12 months.