Fresh appeal over attacks on Eastern Europeans in Spalding

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UPDATE THURSDAY 9.30AM: Police have renewed their appeal for information after six men of Eastern European origin were violently attacked in Spalding at the weekend.

Three men, all Lithuanians living in Spalding, needed stitches for cuts to their arms or head after they were injured during a fight in Hall Place at about 12.45am on Saturday.

On Sunday, three Polish men were attacked on the riverbank opposite The Vista with one of the man receiving eight deep cuts to his back.

Another man was slashed on the hand and a third man was left with a cut to his eye after the attack which happened between 1am and 1.30am.

Police arrested a 19-year-old man from West Pinchbeck in relation to the Hall Place incident and he was released on police bail until September 5.

Spalding community policing inspector Jim Tyner said that both incidents were alcohol-related but aren’t connected.

Insp Tyner added: “Both of these incidents took place during the early hours at the weekend and in both cases, it would appear that alcohol was a factor.

“We will not tolerate any form of disorder and there are likely to be further arrests as the full circumstances become clearer.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonumously, on 0800 555 111.

You should quote incident numbers 19 of June 21 (Hall Place) and 44 of June 22 (The Vista).

SUNDAY 2.30PM: Police sealed off two areas of Spalding after a pair of assaults over the weekend, including one earlier today.

An area around St Nicolas Church Hall in The Vista was sealed off after an attack took place there this morning.

There was also an assault near Red Lion Street, Spalding, just after midnight on Saturday, although there are no details yet of those involved in either incident.

Anyone with information should call 101.