Latest roundup of court cases in the Horncastle area

Here’s our latest register of cases with a connection to the Horncastle area completed at Lincoln Magistrates’ Courts and Boston Magistrates’ Court.

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Lauren Dyson

A Horncastle woman has been banned from driving after police stopped her when she was driving her car under the influence of cannabis.

Lauren Dyson, 26, of Foundry Street, admitted the offence when she appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecuting, Lee Shepherd said police had been told that she had been seen smoking cannabis before getting into her Renault Clio car and police stopped her at 10am on January 31 in Spilsby Road.

He said she tested positive at the roadside and was arrested, giving a reading of 2.3 micrograms of cannabis in her bloodstream, the legal limit being two.

Ms Dyson, who was not represented, told the magistrates she had been very stressed during the pandemic and that she had to use her car for work. She was banned from driving for a year and was fined £300 and ordered to pay £119 in court costs and charges.

Daniel Batty

A Tattershall man has appeared in court after pleading not guilty to three counts of assault.

Daniel Richard Batty, 27, of Cromwell Place, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on July 13.

The court heard that Batty assaulted a woman, causing her actual bodily harm, in Mablethorpe, on January 1, of this year.

On the same day, Batty assaulted a male and a female police officer in Mablethorpe.

Batty elected for his case to be heard as a summary trial, and was remanded on bail 
until his appearance at Boston Magistrates’ Court on April 29, 2022.

Neville Lord

A Horncastle man has been fined after pleading guilty to disclosing a private sexual photograph or film without consent.

Neville Andrew Lord, 33, of Jobson Road, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on July 14.

The court heard that on November 3, 2019, in Spalding, Lord disclosed a private sexual photograph or film without seeking consent from the individual, with the intention of causing that individual distress.

The charge was discharged conditionally for 12 months, and Lord was ordered to pay £85 to the CPS and a £22 surcharge to fund victim services.

The defendant’s guilty plea was taken into account when imposing the sentence.

Callum Shaw

A Horncastle man has been fined after being found guilty of threatening or abusive words or behaviour towards another individual.

Callum Shaw, 30, of Foundary Street, was not present when the case was heard at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 14.

The court heard that on April 18 of this year, Shaw used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour which could likely cause a person to feel alarmed or distressed.

A guilty verdict was proven in absence.

Shaw was fined £120 and ordered to pay £119 in court costs and charges.