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More arrests after criminal activity in the Market Deeping area over the weekend

Police are investigating a number of reports of criminal activity in the Market Deeping area on the weekend.

After the Mercury reported on the incident yesterday, Lincolnshire Police has released more details on the incidents which happened between Friday (July 5) and today (Monday, July 8).

Some of these incidents involve:

Inspector Ian Martin (8405535)
Inspector Ian Martin (8405535)
  • A second hand report of a teenage girl being followed by a car of men believed to be in their late 20s who were harassing her and asking if she would kiss them.The victim has not come forward to us and we would ask that she, or anyone with information about this incident, calls on 101. The incident is reported to have occurred at around 8.30pm on Saturday in Godsey Lane. (Incident 555 of July 6).
  • A report that a schoolboy had been chased along Godsey Lane by a group of youths. This happened at around 4.15pm on Friday (Incident 317 of July 5)
  • Four youths and a man entered the Factory Store and made off with shoes and a other items. This happened at around 2.10pm on Friday. (Incident 231 of July 5).
  • A report that four youths entered the Bull pub and defecated on the bathroom floor. This was about 2.20pm on Friday. (Incident 238 of July 5).
  • This is a report that four youths entered the Co-op store and grabbed a member of staff by the arm before taking items and leaving the store without paying. This happened at around 2.10pm on Friday. (Incident 228 of July 5).
  • A report at around 4.45pm on Friday that a man in a white van filled his vehicle with fuel and left false details for himself. He made off without paying. (Incident 334 of July 5)
  • A report that four youths had taken a phone from staff member at the local school. (Incident 263 of July 6)
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Police news. (13529968)

Inspector Ian Martin, inspector covering the Market Deeping area, said: “There have been a number of incidents reported to us in the Market Deeping area. We continue to investigate these reports. We would encourage anyone who has any information in relation to these incidents or anyone who may have been a victim or witnessed these incidents to call us on 101.”

Insp Martin added that Lincolnshire Police are working with William Hildyard School to support the pupils there and the rest of the community.

A group of travellers left the area on Sunday morning after being served an enforcement notice by the council.

It is not believed there is any link to the travellers on a site off the Uffington Road in Stamford, who have been served their notice by the owners of the site.

Two people have been arrested in connection with this activity.

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