A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for Nathan Whittemore, the Boston McDonald’s manager who suffered an attack earlier this week.

Customers and staff watched on as the manager was attacked by two men at around 11pm on Tuesday in the McDonalds’ restaurant on Queen Street.

The incident was filmed and posted to social media by Jasmine Brudenall who has now set up a JustGiving page in an attempt to raise £1,000 for Nathan to take his wife on an anniversary holiday.

Jasmine hopes to raise £1,000 for Nathan to take his wife Katie on an anniversary holiday following the brutal assault.

“We all know Nathan endured an horrific attack while at work. He was beaten in an unprovoked attack by two thugs,” writes Jasmine. “In Nathan’s words he tried to protect his staff and his customers from any more abuse or violence.

“I’m sure we can all agree he did just that. Nobody deserves that kind of treatment especially in a work place. For his wife to see her new husband in this state must have been been devastating.

“I think they both deserve some time away together and I’ve been informed that it will soon be their wedding anniversary.

“I thought we could all dig deep and chip in for them to do something nice together either go abroad or go away or whatever they would like to do. Something nice and positive needs to come of this. Let’s not let bullies win!”

So far she has raised £110 for the manager – 11% of the way to her £1,000 goal. People can chip in on the page here.

Lincolnshire Police say that their investigation into the incident is still ongoing but are furthering their lines of enquiry.

If you have any information regarding the incident you can contact them by calling 101 quoting 556 of August 7 or report the information anonymously to CrimeStoppers.

A man has been successfully prosecuted after cameras hidden in Stapleford Woods, close to Newark, caught him fly tipping.

Jacob Beech, 19 of Ropewalk Farm, Tolney Lane, Newark was found guilty by Lincoln Magistrates Court (Tuesday August 7) after footage of a vehicle registered to him was seen disposing of a large number of car tyres in Stapleford Woods on 17 December 2016.

He was charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for knowingly causing or permitting controlled waste to be deposited on land without a permit, and under Section 110 Environment Act 1995 for failing to comply with a request for information under Section 108.

Despite initially denying he had ever visited the location Beech pleaded guilty to both offences after the prosecution outlined how the offence was a deliberate one – he had headed to the location for the purpose of disposing of the tyres. The amount of waste was significant and could have had a greater impact on the environment.

The Section 110 was issued after he failed to supply further evidence to support his claim that he was with a friend whilst in the vehicle concerned, which would help Officers to follow up with further enquiries about the fly tipping; however, despite several requests for the information this did not transpire.

The investigating officer had reasonable grounds to believe that vehicle was used in the commission of the offence of depositing waste, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 section 33(1)(a), and that same vehicle did belong to Jacob Beech.
Beech received an 18-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay £1539.31 in costs.

Councillor Pete Burley, NKDC’s Executive Board member with a special interest for enforcement said: “This has been a deliberate act of fly tipping in our district, and we will always take action where possible. Our officers have been thorough and successful in the prosecution of this Newark resident.

We urge anyone who is disposing of waste to do so legally. We have a beautiful district and together we should look after it.”

NKDC will take action against anyone fly tipping in the District as not only is it unsightly, it is also costly to the taxpayer. Last year the authority responded to almost 1,000 incidents of reported fly-tipping, spending nearly £75,000 on its investigation and removal.

Anyone spotting any fly-tipping in North Kesteven can report it online here. 

The mother of two teenagers filmed viciously assaulting a McDonald’s employee in Boston has reportedly apologised for the incident.

Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the vicious attack.

As previously reported, a video showing two males, believed to be in their teens and intoxicated, grabbing and hitting a worker went viral over recent days. Colleagues appeared to hide behind the counter and others in the restaurant stood by helplessly.

The McDonald’s worker was attacked as staff and customers watched on. Photo: Jasmine Brudenall

In a message seen by the Mail Online, the boys’ mother is said to have apologised for their ‘unacceptable behaviour’.

“I know what has happened and it is not acceptable,” she wrote. “I’m very sad and ashamed that my boys would do this and it will be being sorted.

“You would appreciate the rest of the family being left out of it and for the hate comments to stop.

“I am a caring normal loving mum and they are my sons. I’m broken enough.”

“They will be dealt with as will the situation.

“These sort of things happen every day and all get easily forgotten but never do you think it’s going to be something with your family!”

“I’m very sorry on behalf of my boys.”

Despite the apology, the mother is reported to have later posted a message of support to one of her sons on his Facebook wall.

She said: “No matter what goes on in your life I’m proud of you and sending love.”

Photo: Jasmine Brudenall

Police attended the McDonald’s restaurant on the night of the attack but the perpetrators had left. The victim did not express a wish to press charges.

Police: “We will bring offenders to justice”

Lincolnshire Police said their enquiries into the assault are still ongoing and thanked the public for their support sharing the video and helping to confirm identities.

Deborah Clark, Chief Inspector for Boston, said: “We are taking this extremely seriously and we are making good progress with our enquiries.

“The media exposure has resulted in many reports from the public and we are grateful for their support.

“This is totally unacceptable and shocking behaviour that no one should have to be subjected to and we will do all we can to bring the offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 556 of the 7th or report to CrimeStoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

Photo: Jasmine Brudenall

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