UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder remanded in custody

A 49-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman sustained a knife wound in Spilsby and remanded in custody.

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Emergency services attended Manor Drive at Halton Holegate yesterday afternoon (Sunday) after reports of an altercation at the address.

A woman in her 30s sustained injuries consistent with a knife wound and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Dean Simpson of Manor Drive, Halton Holegate, Spilsby was charged with attempted murder and remanded into custody.

He appeared at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon (Monday) and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 7.

Detective Inspector Paul Coleman of Lincolnshire Police CID said: “Our thoughts are of course with the victim and her family at this time. Our officers were on scene very quickly and arrested the suspect. Officers have then worked tirelessly throughout the evening to ensure that we were in a position to charge in the early hours of this morning.

“We will of course continue to support the family through this difficult time and to that end, can I remind people to be considerate in regard to any comments on social media.

“We are appealing for witnesses and would urge members of the public to call 101 - quoting Incident 222 of January 9 - with any information, no matter how small, to help with our ongoing enquiries.”