July 1, 2022 4.07 pm

We have arrested three youths following reports of a dwelling burglary in Boston yesterday.

Just before 4.30pm, officers received reports of a dwelling burglary at an address on Hartley Street where a number of people were seen leaving the scene. Upon attendance, officers discovered a broken window at the property.

Following CCTV enquiries, officers identified three suspects and later tracked and pursued a dark blue Suzuki Vitara through John Adams Way in Boston.

Traffic officers successfully brought the vehicle to a stop and arrested three youths – one of them a 16-year-old female and two male youths aged 16 and 17 – on suspicion of burglary. They are currently in police custody.

The 16-year-old male youth was further arrested on suspicion of traffic offences, including dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence and insurance. Enquiries are still ongoing.

During the course of our enquiries, officers from the Drone Unit were also deployed to locate the offenders in connection with the burglary.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, suspected of drug dealing on London Road, Boston were identified on the drone and subsequently arrested for possession with intent to supply.

The 22-year-old has been released under investigation and the 21-year-old remains in police custody. Enquiries are ongoing.

Lee St Quinton, Detective Chief Inspector for East Lindsey, said: “Thanks to the hard work of our Response Officers as well as officers from specialist departments like the Drone Unit and Roads Policing, I’m pleased that we were
able to make swift arrests.

“I’d like to reassure the community that we do take these kinds of reports seriously and that we’ll take robust action to deal with offenders who commit such crimes that affect their local communities.”

The grieving parents of a “socially anxious” teenager who took her own life want better provision of mental health support.

And a coroner has echoed their feelings at the inquest into the death of Tiannah Flaherty, from Quadring.

The hearing at Boston Coroner’s Court on Tuesday was told that Tiannah had anxiety about going to school but denied being bullied.

The 16-year-old had made a file on her phone entitled Before I Die. Heartbreakingly, it was updated on January 25 this year, the day she died at home in Town Drove.

Part of a statement by her parents, Adrian and Georgina, said: “There have been so many thoughts running through our heads.

“Do we try to reach other teens and make them understand the devastation they leave behind and try to prevent them from doing the same thing?

“Do we lobby for a better education system that prioritises mental health instead of putting too much stress on our youngsters?

“Do we fight for better mental health support?

“Everything feels like it’s one size fits all. Sadly, she didn’t fit.”

They added that they hoped Tiannah’s death would not be “entirely in vain” and something could be learned from it.

“Maybe people in the same situation can be educated on what they leave behind as well as ways to cope with their problems,” they said.

“We hope another family doesn’t have to go through this.”

Paul Cooper, senior coroner for Lincolnshire, said he found the statement “moving” and insisted he was right behind them on the fight for better mental health support.

“I’ve done many, many inquests where mental health services have been involved,” he told the couple. “I’m not blaming them per se because they’re not the one with the purse strings. Resources are dealt with by higher bodies.

“Many other families are in the same situation as you. Whatever I or you can do to fight for better mental health support, we should do.”

Mr Cooper urged people to lobby MPs and councillors because, he said, they have the powers to influence matters.

The inquest was told that Tiannah had received specialist care after first attempting to take her own life in May 2021.

She isolated herself and did not want to do such things as socialise with friends outside of school or go shopping.

When asked the “miracle question” – what a preferred future would look like – Tiannah said not having to go to school.

Mr Cooper concluded that her death was suicide.

By Local Democracy Reporter

An independent mini electricity grid is set to produce cheap electricity in southern Lincolnshire.

Plans are being drawn up after concern that the National Grid is full to capacity and businesses are struggling to expand.

South Holland, Boston and East Lindsey councils have been working with private partners to establish the new network.

The electricity will be sold onto local businesses at reduced rates.

Infrastructure for the network will be spread across all three areas, with formal plans due to be submitted next month.

South Holland District Council Deputy Leader Nick Worth said it is important to provide alternative sources of electricity for businesses.

“This is a project we’ve been working on with private investors due to the National Grid being pretty full,” he said.

“Places are really starting to struggle, particularly the Spadling area and rural areas like Holbeach. This is an issue for everyone, not just Lincolnshire.

The new grid will help to power local businesses

“It’s a big project that will cover the whole of the South East Lincolnshire partnership. Three councils working together have more power and will be able to attract more private and government investment.”

He says that the power grid could be online in the next few years if approved.

“A planning application is due to be submitted in July for the infrastructure. It’s been a complicated process as it involves so many different people’s land, but things should start to move relatively quickly after that. We will hopefully see it up and running within the next few years,” he said.

“The prices will be set by private companies but will certainly be competitive and offer good value, which won’t be a bad in the current climate. It’s an exciting development, and good news for businesses.”

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