South Kesteven

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We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a collision caused serious injuries to a 23-year-old man.

Just before 3.30pm yesterday (2 July), we received reports of a collision on Barholm Road in Tallington. It involved a grey BMW 335D estate, a blue BMW 116D and an orange KTM motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, a 23-year-old man, sustained serious injuries during the collision and was taken to hospital.

If you witnessed the incident and are yet to get in touch with us, please do so. If you have any other information or dashcam footage available that may have captured the road along the A1175 at the time of the collision, get in touch.

  • By calling 101 quoting incident 282 of 2 July.
  • By emailing [email protected] quoting incident 282 of 2 July in the subject line.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

A Lincolnshire Police officer charged with two counts of sexual touching was today (Monday) unable to enter pleas to the allegations he faces because of strike action by barristers.

Liam David Shields, 25, who was based in Stamford, is accused of the offences alleged to have happened between February and May 2019 and on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Shields today appeared at Lincoln Crown Court where his case was listed for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

However Shields, who is suspended from duty, was unable to enter any pleas to the allegations he faces after the court was told his defence barrister was unable to attend court because of strike action being carried out by the Criminal Bar Association.

Eight out of 10 barristers voted for the walkouts amid concerns the government will not improve a proposed increase in criminal Legal Aid.

Shields, wearing a dark blue shirt and tie, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth during the hearing.

Judge John Pini QC told Shields he would not ask him to enter any pleas to the allegations he faces because his barrister was not present.

The judge also told Shields any trial could not be heard at Lincoln Crown Court because he is still a serving a Lincolnshire police officer.

His trial, which is estimated to last three days, is expected to be heard at another Crown Court in the East Midlands.

Shields, who is living in the Grantham area, was granted conditional bail and will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court on August 26.

Judge Pini told Shields: “I am adjourning your case for trial. It will not be heard here. (Lincoln)

“As soon as I know what court can take the case, your solicitors will be informed.”

June 22, 2022 9.17 pm

Update: 8.45am on 23 June

Missing William from Stamford has now been found.

Thank you to everyone who helped to share our appeal.


Have you seen missing William?

The 33-year-old was last seen at around 6pm today in the Charlock Drive area of Stamford.

He is around 5ft 10” tall and was last seen wearing a white t-short, blue shorts and white trainers.

We are extremely worried for his safety, and we want to make contact with him as soon as possible.

If you have seen him, or know where we can find him, please get in touch.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident 360 of 22 June.

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