Overnight stop and search tactics have been used by police after a spate of break-ins across the town, including five in the same week last month. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary within a series of 25 stop-searches carried out overnight last Tuesday and Wednesday. Another man was arrested for possession of suspected heroin and Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, said: “This shows the benefits of the effective use of our stop and search powers. “Inevitably, many of the people we stop and search are law-abiding members of the community going about their lawful business and I am sorry for any inconvenience caused to them. “However, stop and search is an important weapon in our fight against crime.” A 30-year-old man is on police bail after he was arrested on August 26 in connection with a burglary in Stongegate, Spalding.
Earlier in August, Dimitrijs Afanasjeves (27), of no fixed address, was given a four-month jail term, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work by Boston magistrates after he was sentenced for a burglary at a house in Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, on August 9.