September 30, 2022 4.30 pm This story is over 19 months old

Man arrested and weapon recovered in armed robbery in Spalding

There were no serious injuries

Update, 30 September, 4.30 pm:

Vaidotas Mecislauskas, aged 49, of Spalding Common, Spalding, has been charged with attempt robbery, criminal damage and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. He has been remanded to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court tomorrow (October 1).

Original release: Officers were called at 1.16 pm to Sheep Market in Spalding yesterday (29 September) after a report of a man who was making threats with what appeared to be a firearm.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. A weapon was recovered and there were no serious injuries.

If you witnessed the incident, or have information to assist the investigation, please call 101 with reference number 182 of 29 September.