Injured Spalding pub couple may call last orders

Pete and Stephanie Williams outside their pub today. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG07316-112TW
Pete and Stephanie Williams outside their pub today. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG07316-112TW

Pub couple Pete and Stephanie Williams went to hospital with multiple injuries following an assault at the Punchbowl in Spalding’s New Road.

District councillor Pete (62) and Stephanie (59) are recovering at home, but Saturday afternoon’s incident may prompt them to quit the pub.

My concern is for Stephanie, not for me. I really worry for Stephanie.

Landlord Pete Williams

“It’s a serious consideration now, “ said Pete. “We put our life and soul into this place for 18 years and, on top of this, trade is down. It’s pretty poor in town like it is in every town in the country.

“My concern is for Stephanie, not for me. I really worry for Stephanie.”

Police and an ambulance were summoned in a 999 call around 2.30pm.

Pete posted pictures of himself on social media after the assault and says he’s received 300 messages of support from well-wishers.

He said: “It’s absolutely amazing.”

The landlord said there were also “offers of retribution”, but he doesn’t want to see that happen.

He said: “I am quite happy to let the justice system take its course and get them dealt with that way.”

Pete was back at work in the Punchbowl yesterday (Sunday) night, but Stephanie has not yet returned.

Today police said Povilas Siksnius (25), of Portland Street, Boston, had been charged with two counts of assault and remanded to appear before Lincoln magistrates this morning.

Petras Siksnius (25), of Reams Close, Boston, and Tomas Krasulys (33), of Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, were each charged with one count of assault and bailed to appear before Boston magistrates on April 13.

• As this case is now in the judicial system, there are details which cannot be published or commented upon at this stage.