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South Holland Police have arrested three people in connection with incident when a man posed as a police officer threatened Spalding man with bladed weapon

Three people have been arrested in connection with an incident where a man posed as a police officer and went onto threaten a resident with a bladed weapon.

South Holland Police received reports of a man, pretending to be an officer, entered a property in Pennygate, Spalding, without permission at 10.30pm on Sunday.

He then proceeded to assault the resident, a man in his 50s, and a sum of cash, along with power tools were stolen from the property.

Arrests have been made
Arrests have been made

The male occupant was threatened with a bladed weapon during the ordeal and sustained minor injuries. He was left shaken after the incident.

Two 45-year-old men and a woman, aged 39, have been arrested in connection with the incident. The two men have been released on conditional bail. The woman has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

A number of items believed to be stolen property have also been recovered.

Det Insp Paul Coleman said: "Thanks to the swift and collective efforts of officers from our Criminal Investigation Department (CID), our local intelligence unit and local response officers, we have been able to arrest three individuals in relation to this crime. I am pleased to say that we have also been able to recover a number of items of property which we suspect were stolen in the burglary.

“We are still appealing for anyone with any information that can assist in our enquiries. If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident 472 of May 31.”

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.

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