Lincolnshire Police

May 15, 2022 8.22 am

Update 14th May

We have today charged two men in connection with the serious assault in Mablethorpe.

Mark Rigg, 37, of Brunswick Drive, Skegness and Daniel Batty, 28, of Cromwell Place, Tattershall have been charged with wounding with intent. They have been remanded to court.

The 30-year-old woman has been released on police bail. Enquiries are ongoing.

Original release

We are investigating a report of a serious assault last night in Mablethorpe.

Officers were called to Centenary Close just after 10pm on 12th May. A man in his 50s was found with multiple injuries to his head and body. His injuries are described as serious, and he remains in hospital.

Two men aged 28 and 37 and a woman aged 30 have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and remain in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Kara Nicholson, from Skegness Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said: “We believe this to be an isolated incident and are appealing to members of the public to get in touch with any information that can assist in our enquiries.

“If you can help, please get in touch by calling 101 or emailing [email protected] quoting incident 433 of 12th May.”

May 14, 2022 9.35 am

We are appealing for help to identify the man in the image in connection with the theft of a mobile phone.

On Monday 2nd May, a man described as of medium build, approximately 5ft 5 to 5ft 6 inches tall, with dark hair and a tanned complexion entered the Vapour Hub in Hildred’s Shopping Centre.

The man had allegedly placed documents over the mobile phone before leaving the premises.

If you know the identity of the man in the image, please get in touch in one of the following ways below.

By calling 101 quoting occurrence number 22000249956.
By emailing [email protected] quoting occurrence number 22000249956 in the subject line.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

The next episode of Channel 5’s Inside the Force: 24/7, which follows Lincolnshire Police on their bid to tackle crime in Lincoln, looks at fights on CCTV and officer arguments over cell space in custody.

Episode seven of the eight-part series, produced by Mentorn Media, will air at 9pm on Monday, May 16. The show is based inside the busiest police station in Lincolnshire, South Park in Lincoln, looking at the different layers of policing and high-pressure decisions that are made in the force.

In this episode, Lincoln’s response team deal with weekend revellers who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

One incident on a Saturday night shows officers Sophie Gibson and James Tranmer head out on patrol after a call comes in about a fight caught on CCTV in Lincoln city centre.

A man has been knocked unconscious and crowds begin to gather, so officers deal with the assaulted male as a second urgent call comes in about somebody being harassed at a taxi rank.

This involves a physical altercation and footchase between the suspect and duty sergeant Dan Cooper, as he seeks to detain the man in question – but he needs to activate his emergency backup button to do so.

Elsewhere in the city, the custody cells are rapidly filling up and there are growing fears that police may run out of space to keep arrested individuals.

Sergeant Mike Templeman races to the scene of a fight in town, arresting four men and bringing them back to custody, which results in Mike and sergeant Steven Parker going head-to-head about whether the men should be detained or released to be dealt with later.

Busy Saturday night commotions are flavour of the month for this Inside the Force episode, as detective sergeant George Wynn is drafted in from CID to lead the response team on city centre patrols.

The team are called to an incident between a man and bouncers at a bar after the person in question refused to move on from the venue. He is subsequently arrested as Sgt Wynn calls for a van to take him into custody.

However, a large fight erupts at a nearby nightclub as he finishes dealing with the man, and pava spray was deployed to break up the fight after a man resisted arrest.

All this and more can be seen on Channel 5’s latest episode of Inside the Force: 24/7. Filming took place as lockdown restrictions eased in summer 2021 and crime rates surged, leaving the country’s lowest funded police force stretched like never before.

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