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Behind bars: Criminals locked up in Lincolnshire in April

Including a man who deliberately started a fire at Lincoln hospital 

A man who deliberately started a fire in A&E at Lincoln County Hospital, a drugs gang in Boston and a man who sexually abused a teenage girl were among those put behind bars in Greater Lincolnshire in April.

A Lincolnshire man who had Class A and B drugs in his home also appeared before courts in Cambridgeshire.

The Lincolnite’s court reporters cover the biggest cases heard in our region every day.

Here’s a round up of signifiant cases resulting in prison sentences in April 2023:


Boston drugs gang

The gang were jailed for 23 years. Left to right – David Leggatt, Gail Murphy, Ivo Gruntins, Tammy Murphy, Tony Benge, and Joanna Calcada. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Six people were jailed for total of over 23 years after being charged over a number of raids in relation to the supply of Class A drugs on the streets of Boston.

  • David Leggatt was the head of the criminal group and was jailed for nine years and nine months
  • Tammy Newark was jailed for four years and eight months
  • Gail Murphy was jailed for two years and three months
  • Tony Benge was jailed for two years and four months
  • Joanna Calcada was jailed for two years and seven months
  • Ivo Gruntins was jailed for one year and ten months

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Tom Louth

Tom Louth has been jailed for 10 years. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Tom Louth, 36, from Holbeach, was jailed for 10 years after being convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

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Darren Halliday

Darren Halliday has been jailed for seven years. | Photo: Humberside Police

Darren Halliday was jailed for seven years after subjecting a 13-year-old to multiple sexually inappropriate acts, indecent images and text messages.

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John Gillon Watson

John Gillon Watson was jailed for six years and nine months. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

John Gillon Watson was jailed for six years and nine months for starting a fire which caused the closure of the Accident and Emergency department at Lincoln County Hospital, and a £1.9 million insurance bill.

Watson, 57, was also given the maximum extended licence period of five years on his release from jail after a judge decided he is a dangerous offender.

Lincolnshire Police also released shocking footage of the moment the deliberate fire was started.

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Victor Grimmer

Victor Grimmer was jailed for five years. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Victor Grimmer, 62, was jailed for fiver years for causing the death of one woman and seriously injuring her pregnant partner after a collision on the A158 at Rand, near Wragby in Lincolnshire.

Grimmer was found guilty of causing the death of Tara Green, 32, by dangerous driving. He was also convicted of a second charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving to Tara’s partner Tanisha Howard.

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Colin Shreeve

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Colin Shreeve was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison after committing “incomprehensible” sexual offences against a child.

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Peter Mousley

Peter Mousley was jailed for four years and eight months. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Skegness man Peter Mousley, 60, was jailed for four years and eight months after stabbing a female neighbour in the stomach during what was described as a completely unprovoked attack.

Mousley was also sentenced to an extended licence period of four years on his release from prison after a judge concluded he was dangerous.

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Gracian Karbowski

Gracian Karbowski, 20, was jailed for three and a half years. | Photo: Humberside Police

Gracian Karbowski threatened another man with a knife whilst in a car and was jailed for three years and six months.

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Callum Horsley

Callum Horsley was sentenced to three years in prison. | Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Lincolnshire man Callum Horsley was jailed for three years after officers found Class A and B drugs at his home in the Peterborough area, including a cannabis grow in the wardrobe.

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Jack Gibson

Jack Gibson. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A drug dealer who was also involved in a stabbing that occurred in 2020 was jailed in April this year.

Jack Gibson, 22, was already serving a 44-month sentence in relation to drugs offences. He has now been jailed for a further three years after pleading guilty to a Section 20 wounding offence and this sentence will run consecutively.

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Robert Kenney

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Skegness man Robert Kenney, 32, subjected his partner to domestic violence and controlling behaviour during their seven week relationship was jailed for two years and eight months.

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Christopher London

Christopher London was jailed for two years and four months. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Grimsby man Christopher London, who was detained by a member of the public after trying to enter three homes in a Lincolnshire village, was jailed for two years and four months.

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Matthew Pearson

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Lincoln man Matthew Pearson, 26, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for public order offences which included racially aggravated behaviour, threatening violence, throwing a bottle and shouting in the street, as well as assaulting a police officer.

He was also sentenced to five months to run concurrently for previous offences of shop thefts.

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Nathan Lewis

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Lincoln man Nathan Lewis, 22, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after being charged with six shop thefts and five breaches of a criminal behaviour order.

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