South Lincolnshire farms have been hit hard by rural crime this year, with more than £2million worth of damage done since January.
Peterborough: Man Faces Indefinite Jail Term
A 27 year-old Peterborough man has been given an indefinite prison term for three violent attacks in Peterborough.
Bradley Warby, of Manor Drive, Gunthorpe, attacked a friend outside his home with a baton and knife, knocked a drinker unconscious outside a city club before leaving a third victim needing facial reconstruction after he smashed a glass in his face.
He was convicted of the assaults following trials at Peterborough Crown Court and was jailed for an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence with a minimum of six-and-a-half years.
In the first incident, Warby had attacked a 20 year old who had gone round to his house in the early hours of October 9, last year.
The victim had thought Warby was having a party, but when he knocked on the door Warby attacked him with a metal baton and knife. He was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.
Then, at 3.35am on March 3, Warby elbowed a 21-year-old man he had been talking to outside Ghost nightclub in New Road. The victim was knocked unconscious by the blow. Warby then assaulted an officer during his arrest.
The victim did not want to press charges, but Warby was still convicted of common assault, assault PC and obstructing a PC, on the strength of witnesses' accounts. Then at 2am on April 22, Warby attacked an 18-year-old man in The Solstice, in Northminster.
The victim had tried to walk off saying he did not want any trouble, but Warby smashed a glass in his face before fleeing. Security staff and police gave chase and he was arrested nearby. The victim needed reconstructive surgery to his face following the attack.
Warby was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court. Detective Constable Neil Hawkridge told Heart: "Warby is a violent man who thinks nothing of using extreme violence against people who are posing no threat to him. "He left his victims needing hospital treatment, and in one case reconstructive surgery to his face. "Warby is a dangerous individual and we are pleased the judge has recognised the need for the public to be protected from him in the sentence passed."
Network Rail Use Dedicated Rail Crane To Start Lifting De-railed Wagons At Manea
Two fairground workers have pleaded not guilty to charges they face over the death of a school girl on a bouncy castle in Essex.
It's hoped passenger trains will be running on the Ely to Peterborough line again by Monday.
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