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13 hours ago

A prisoner has pleaded guilty to being in possession with the intent to supply more than £100,000 of spice-laced paper in HMP Lincoln.

Mark Cutler was today (Friday 28 January 2022) sentenced to 15 months imprisonment after more than 300 pieces of paper laced with ‘Spice’ were found stored between his mattress, during a search in March last year.

When put through a scanner, a synthetic cannabinoid was found laced into the paper, which had been disguised as legal paperwork.

The 32-year-old, of HMP Lincoln, admitted to prison staff that the paper was his.

He had since been released from prison but will now return, after being sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court earlier today.

Detective Inspector Dan Evans from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Prison Intelligence team said: “The supply of this quantity of Class B drugs into HMP Lincoln with a prison value of over £100,000 would have had a significant impact on the safety of prisoners and the good order and discipline of the prison.

“It is only right that this prisoner has been convicted for this offence.

“Debt and violence are sometimes unrecognised consequences of the illicit drug market in prison and the police must continue to work together with the prison service to disrupt such offenders.”

A Stamford man has been given a suspended sentence following an assault on two staff members at East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Jools Samuel Kennedy appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on December 22, pleading guilty to the assault of two EMAS staff members.

His admission to the offences landed him a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, as well as being ordered to pay compensation to the victims, a £128 surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and 20 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement.

Mark Ward, accredited security management specialist at EMAS, said: “We have a zero tolerance approach to any level of abuse or assault against our staff. Our staff work hard every day to deliver the best possible care to the public we serve. Actions like this make their job even harder and we will always take action where we can.”

George Reid, lead security management specialist at EMAS, said: “Following an investigation by the police and utilisation of CCTV from an EMAS vehicle, this individual was able to be prosecuted for his actions, which highlights how vital this footage can be in protecting our staff.”

19 hours ago

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a reported assault that occurred in Grimsby between 5:10pm and 5:15pm on Wednesday 26 January.

It was reported that a teenager was walking along Holles Street when he was approached by an unknown man and was assaulted.

If you have any information relating to this incident or if you witnessed this, or have CCTV footage, you are asked to contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting log 386 of 26 January.

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