Spalding

Woman denies murder of Spalding man

A 42-year-old woman has denied the murder of a Spalding man after appearing before Lincoln Crown Court.

As previously reported, 46-year-old local man Kevin Nix was hit by a black Peugeot 307 on Common Drove near Ye Olde Bridge Inn in Crowland on the evening of Sunday, June 24.

Alison Skingsly, 42, of Thames Road in Spalding, who was behind the wheel of the car, is accused of murder.

She pleaded not guilty to the offence and also denied an alternative charge of manslaughter.

Skingsly, who appeared in court via video link, was remanded in custody to await a trial on a date to be arranged.

She was originally accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but the charge was changed after Mr Nix later died.

The victim Kevin Nix died as a result of his injuries after the crash. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Emotional family tribute

Lincolnshire Police previously released a statement on behalf of Kevin’s family, which read: “The whole family, and especially his three children, are devastated by the needless and untimely death of Kevin. He will be sorely missed by them, his work mates and friends.

“The family would like to express its gratitude to the doctors and nurses at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for their unstinted efforts in trying to save him, and for their kindness and support throughout this traumatic time.

“Thanks are also extended to everyone who has been in touch to offer condolences, many of whom will wish to attend Kevin’s funeral. The family will endeavour to ensure that all are notified once arrangements are made, but due to the circumstances of Kevin’s passing, this may take a little while.”