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Volunteers help town attack victim

A Spalding Street Pastors information evening at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, with (from left) 
Rev Ian Walters, Paster Chas Sandhu, Coun Anthony Casson, Sgt Paul Coleman, Insp Jim Tyner, Pastor Kevin Taylor and Jenny Tedbury.

A Spalding Street Pastors information evening at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, with (from left) Rev Ian Walters, Paster Chas Sandhu, Coun Anthony Casson, Sgt Paul Coleman, Insp Jim Tyner, Pastor Kevin Taylor and Jenny Tedbury.

A church-led project trying to make Spalding safer at night has been reinforced after volunteers helped the victim of an attack in the town centre.

Volunteers from Spalding Street Pastors gave first aid to a man injured in a fight in Hall Place during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Three men, aged 19, 22 and 23, from the Spalding area suffered cuts to their arms and head after being glassed during the fight.

Jenny Tedbury, a Spalding Street Pastors management committee member, said: “Our team of prayer pastors are based in the same office at Spalding Police Station as the CCTV cameras.

“The prayer pastors saw a scuffle going on and that somebody was hurt in Red Lion Street, so they sent a radio message to the street pastors that they should go and offer support.

“The street pastors went there and after finding a young man with blood on his head, they administered first aid and asked the police to call for an ambulance.

“The fact that street pastors were involved in helping an injured person is quite positive for us as it show people what we do on a Friday night.”

Spalding Street Pastors celebrates its first anniversary next month and has support from pubs and nightclub owners, district councillors and the police.

A 19-year-old man from West Pinchbeck is on police bail in relation to the attack.

 

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