Sleaford

Sleaford lockdown breacher charged over police assaults

A 34-year-old man has been named and charged by police after two officers were injured in an alleged assault in Sleaford.

Lincolnshire Police attended a COVID-19 related complaint on Lincoln Road in Holdingham near Sleaford at 2.11am on Friday morning after a report of loud music and a possible gathering.

Two officers sustained cuts and bruises during the reported assault, which chief inspector Phil Vickers said is “not part of the job” and “not acceptable”.

The 34-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody. He has since been named by police as Samuel Simpkins, of Meadowfield, Sleaford.

He has been charged with assault of an emergency worker, obstructing/resisting an officer in the execution of duty and contravening coronavirus restrictions.

Simpkins will appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court at a later date yet to be announced.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We were called to Lincoln Road, Holdingham at 2.11 am this morning with a report of loud music and a possible gathering.

“A man was arrested and later charged with assault on emergency worker, obstructing / resisting an officer in the execution of duty and contravening coronavirus restrictions. Two Officers received minor injuries.”

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