Lincolnshire

Behind bars: Criminals locked up in Lincolnshire in November

Two men given lengthy sentences for brutal murders and a drug user, who set himself up as a dealer after falling into debt, were among those jailed in November.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from last month:


Kieran Walker

Kieran Walker, 23, was convicted by a jury of Jordan O’Brien’s murder. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Kieran Walker, 23, from Doncaster was jailed for a minimum of 28 years for carrying out the brutal machete murder of a dad-of-three from Gainsborough.

Walker attacked Jordan O’Brien, 25, in Scampton Way in Gainsborough on March 27 with such force that he almost severed one leg and left the other leg so badly damaged it had to be amputated at the knee. Jordan later died in hospital.

Read the full story here.


Andrew Highton

Andrew Highton has been jailed.

Andrew Highton, 51, of Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham, was jailed for life after brutally beating his partner, Linda Treeby, to death on her birthday. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years before he can be considered for parole.

Read the full story here.


Aklakur Rahman

Aklakur Rahman was handed a life sentence for each attempted murder. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Prison inmate Aklakur Rahman, 33, originally from Ipswich in Suffolk, has been given life sentences for three violent attacks after making makeshift weapons in attempts to kill two prison officers and a fellow prisoner.

He was handed a life sentence for each attempted murder, as well as five years for the GBH, all to run concurrently.

Read the full story here.


Daniel Richardson


Daniel Richardson was jailed for seven years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A drug user, who set himself up as a dealer after falling into debt, was jailed. Daniel Richardson, 36, of Fen Field Mews in Deeping St James, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Read the full story here.


Paul Snelson

Paul Snelson was jailed for five years. Photo: Humberside Police

Paul Snelson, 23, from Cleethorpes has been jailed for five years after conning almost £2,000 out of unwitting victims, who believed they were flirting with potential partners online.

Read the full story here.


David Brown

David Brown was jailed for four years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

David Brown, 55, of Marshall’s Rise in Gainsborough was jailed for four years after persuading a vulnerable 12-year-old girl to send him explicit photographs of herself.

Read the full story here.


Four men jailed for ATM raid

Alan Pearson (top left), Ashley Squires (top right), Thomas Boswell (bottom left) and Jordan Herring (bottom right) have all been jailed. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Four men who ripped an ATM cash machine from the wall of a village shop were involved in a 130 mph police chase, during which they threw missiles and shone a laser light at pursuing officers.

The jail sentences that were handed out were as follows:

  • Alan Pearson, 33, of Tolney Lane in Newark was jailed for four years and eight months
  • Ashley Squires, 36, of Huthwaite Lane, Old Blackwell, Alfreton, was jailed for four years and four months
  • Thomas Boswell, 32, of French Street, Bentley, Doncaster was jailed for four years
  • Jordan Herring, 38, of The Homestead, Bentley, Doncaster, was jailed for four years

Read the full story here.


Lewis Croft

Lewis Croft. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A student who secretly took indecent photographs of children in their classroom at a primary school was jailed for 26 months. Lewis Croft, 19, of Cliff Road, Welton, was on a work placement at the school as part of a college course and took hundreds of photographs without staff or the children realising what he was doing.

Read the full story here.


Francie Williams

Francie Williams was jailed for 18 months. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Francie Williams, 41, of Dysart Road in Grantham abused her Power of Attorney to fraudulently use £77,000 of a vulnerable elderly family member’s money. She was jailed for 18 months.

Read the full story here.


John Flannery

John Flannery was jailed for 15 months. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

John Flannery, 58, was jailed for 15 months for driving a heroin dealer from Leicester to Skegness on four occasions.

Read the full story here.


Jabari Weekes

Jabari Weekes was jailed for 12 months. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Disqualified motorist Jabari Weekes, 25, was jailed for 12 months after driving off from police in Grantham when they tried to “box him in”.

Read the full story here.


Jeremy Flashman

Jeremy Flashman was jailed for 10 weeks after nasty abusive calls and emails to Lincolnshire’s fire chief. Photo: Stephen Daniels

Telecoms engineer Jeremy Flashman, 56, of Kings Road, Southminster in Essex, was jailed for 10 weeks for sending abusive messages to Lincolnshire’s Chief Fire Officer in response to the service axing Fireman Sam form its promotional material.

Read the full story and hear Flashman’s ‘shocking’ voicemail here.


Michael Blackburn

*No photograph available from police

A former North Wales school teacher from Lincolnshire was jailed after being convicted of abusing two men when they were children. Michael Blackburn, 80, was jailed for seven years.

Read the full story here.


Elizabeth Cullen

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police

Part-time accountant Elizabeth Cullen, 57, of Lancaster Drive, Coningsby, was jailed for two years and four months after stealing £87,000 from her employer to buy clothes, holidays, a new kitchen, as well as health and beauty treatment.

Read the full story here.


Andrew Parsons

*No photograph available from Lincolnshire Police due to the sentence being under a year

Andrew Parsons, 46, of The Close in Sturton by Stow, was jailed for nine months after carrying out a street attack with a walking stick in Lincoln city centre. He hit a man with a walking stick after an altercation between them on Brayford Wharf North.

Read the full story here.


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