By Local Democracy Reporter

An eight-year-old boy is afraid to leave the house after allegedly being attacked with a rock by another child.

Keiren Oldroyd-Clarke was horrified when his son, Jake, appeared to have been injured at a park in Cranwell by another boy.

He claims that the boy threatened to kill his son and then hit him on the head with a rock.

The boy reportedly “laughed” when asked why he had done it.

Lincolnshire Police have spoken to both sets of parents, and now consider the case to be resolved.

However, Keiren said that more needs to be done to protect children from others their age.

He said it could have “ended so differently” and called the reported incident “disturbing”.

“My child is so quiet and this is the second time I have let him out to play. It will be the last,” he said.

“My son is petrified. The doorbell went and he started physically shaking before running upstairs. He doesn’t want to leave the house.

“Something needs changing regarding laws surrounding children. A crime is a crime and whatever the age they should be held responsible.”

Keiren is worried that a lack of action may set a dangerous precedent for the behaviour of children in the future.

He added: “I am upset for him and disgusted that the police, who we are told are there to protect us, have washed their hands of it.”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We can confirm the incident was reported to us. We have since spoken to the parents of those involved and consider the case closed.”

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A driver today (Monday) admitted causing the death of a young Cranwell woman in a crash on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Rosemary Earle, 27, from Cranwell Village, was driving to her job as a senior conductor with the East Midlands Railway when a van a collided with her car between the Branston and Bracebridge Heath roundabouts on the A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

She died from a head injury as a result of the incident at around 4.30am on September 3, an inquest hearing at Lincolnshire Coroners’ Court was told.

Jamie Jackson, 32, of King Drive, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, today appeared at Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to a charge of causing the death of Rosemary Earle by dangerous driving on September 3 last year.

The court heard Jackson had been feeling sleepy and had previously stopped at Markham Moor off the A1 to have a meal and refresh himself.

Phillip Plant, prosecuting, told the hearing: “Mr Jackson has now pleaded guilty to the only charge on the indictment. It will now have to go off for sentence.”

Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight refused a defence application for a probation report on Jackson after telling him a custodial sentence was inevitable.

The judge imposed an interim driving ban on Jackson and adjourned sentence until November 2.

Judge Sjolin Knight told Jackson: “You have pleaded guilty to what I know you know is a serious matter.

“I am not going to sentence you today. The Crown need time to put where this matters falls and I need to know more about you.

“I am going to impose an interim driving disqualification.

“I won’t order a pre-sentence report in this case as a custodial sentence is inevitable.

“That doesn’t stop defence submissions that it should be suspended, however I feel a report would be a waste of the Probation Services’ time.”

Jackson was granted unconditional bail until his next court appearance.

June 17, 2022 6.00 am This story is over 23 months old

Works to rebuild a worn-out section of the A17 at Byards Leap will start in July.

The works, which will start on Monday 11 July, are expected to last for up to five weeks.

During the project, night-time road closures will be in place from 7pm to 6am, weekday evenings only.

The diversion route for the closure will be via A46 / A15 / Holdingham Roundabout, and vice versa.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “The section of A17 at Byards Leap is starting to deteriorate, which has caused potholes and other issues here. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to rebuild this section of A17 now, before the situation gets any worse.

“As part of this improvement project, we’ll be excavating over a mile of current carriageway and rebuilding it using 6,000 tonnes of tarmac and other road-building materials.

“Nearby, we’ll also be resurfacing a small section of the A607 and carrying out waterproofing and joint replacement works to the A607 Fulbeck Bridge, which runs above the A17.”

The A607 Fulbeck Bridge works will start on Wednesday 27 July and last for up to two months. The improvements will be carried out under a full 24/7 closure of the crossing, with a diversion route in place via A15 from Bracebridge Heath / Holdingham roundabout / A153 Grantham Road / A607, and vice versa.

The A607 resurfacing works, taking place between Leadenham and Fulbeck, will start on Wednesday 27 July for six weeks under a full road closure with a signed diversion route in place.

Cllr Davies added: “We’ll be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum during both schemes, including doing our absolute best to keep people moving during these crucial works. 

“We’re also aware that there will be some diversion route clash points, but our highways teams will be placing clearly marked signage on nearby roads to ensure motorists know where to go while the projects are on-site.”

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