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Kris Johnston is a trainee reporter who joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian in May 2021. Kris has a first class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stirling.

Two men caught in the act as they stole catalytic converter from garage

21 May 2024
Two men caught in the act as they stole catalytic converter from garage

Two men caught in the act as they stole catalytic converter from garage

21 May 2024

Two men were caught in the act as they plundered scrap metal from a town business.


‘She didn’t come to England to be a thief’: Woman used well-known technique to steal from shop

21 May 2024
‘She didn’t come to England to be a thief’: Woman used well-known technique to steal from shop

‘She didn’t come to England to be a thief’: Woman used well-known technique to steal from shop

21 May 2024

A woman used a well-known technique to steal products from a town chemist - but was unable to evade the authorities for long.


MP hopeful enlists help from ‘the man in the white suit’ in bid to oust Truss

20 May 2024
MP hopeful enlists help from ‘the man in the white suit’ in bid to oust Truss

MP hopeful enlists help from ‘the man in the white suit’ in bid to oust Truss

20 May 2024

An MP hopeful appears to have enlisted the support of a former anti-sleaze politician as he bids to oust Liz Truss.

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Police launch appeal after serious football assault - with victim discharged from hospital

20 May 2024
Police launch appeal after serious football assault - with victim discharged from hospital

Police launch appeal after serious football assault - with victim discharged from hospital

20 May 2024

Police have now launched an appeal following a serious assault at a football cup final.


21-year-old engineer caught driving through town with laughing gas in car

20 May 2024
21-year-old engineer caught driving through town with laughing gas in car

21-year-old engineer caught driving through town with laughing gas in car

20 May 2024

A 21-year-old timber engineer was caught travelling through town with laughing gas in his car.


‘I am ashamed’: Man caught drink-driving after four pints of Stella

20 May 2024
‘I am ashamed’: Man caught drink-driving after four pints of Stella

‘I am ashamed’: Man caught drink-driving after four pints of Stella

20 May 2024

A father has been left heartbroken after being caught drink-driving following a visit to the pub.


‘I use ket because I was stabbed’: Man caught in midst of a drug deal

20 May 2024
‘I use ket because I was stabbed’: Man caught in midst of a drug deal

‘I use ket because I was stabbed’: Man caught in midst of a drug deal

20 May 2024

A man who was caught in the midst of a drug deal said he started taking ketamine after being stabbed four years ago.


26-year-old swears off alcohol after town centre fight

19 May 2024
26-year-old swears off alcohol after town centre fight

26-year-old swears off alcohol after town centre fight

19 May 2024

A Lynn man has sworn off alcohol after winding up in court following a town centre fight.

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Jaguar driver was over the limit after drinking 7.8% cider

19 May 2024
Jaguar driver was over the limit after drinking 7.8% cider

Jaguar driver was over the limit after drinking 7.8% cider

19 May 2024

A man was caught drink-driving his Jaguar on one of Norfolk’s busiest roads after accidentally drinking 7.8% cider.


Man ‘very close’ to jail after towing pregnant woman while disqualified from driving

19 May 2024
Man ‘very close’ to jail after towing pregnant woman while disqualified from driving

Man ‘very close’ to jail after towing pregnant woman while disqualified from driving

19 May 2024

A man with a history of dangerous driving offences was “very close” to being sent to prison after towing another car while disqualified.


Routine police stop led to woman being caught drink-driving

19 May 2024
Routine police stop led to woman being caught drink-driving

Routine police stop led to woman being caught drink-driving

19 May 2024

A woman is expecting to face “hardship” after being banned from the roads following a drink-driving offence.


Woman ‘humiliated’ after ex posted naked photos for her parents and children to see

19 May 2024
Woman ‘humiliated’ after ex posted naked photos for her parents and children to see

Woman ‘humiliated’ after ex posted naked photos for her parents and children to see

19 May 2024

A man has narrowly escaped jail after posting naked photographs of his ex-partner for her friends, family and children to see.

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18-year-old caught drink-driving while ‘showing off’ by using friend’s car

18 May 2024
18-year-old caught drink-driving while ‘showing off’ by using friend’s car

18-year-old caught drink-driving while ‘showing off’ by using friend’s car

18 May 2024

An 18-year-old was caught drink-driving after taking a friend’s car in a bid to “show off”.


22-year-old in court after town centre spat

18 May 2024
22-year-old in court after town centre spat

22-year-old in court after town centre spat

18 May 2024

A 22-year-old faced a court appearance after becoming involved in a town centre spat.


35-year-old was caught with indecent photos of children and extreme animal porn

18 May 2024
35-year-old was caught with indecent photos of children and extreme animal porn

35-year-old was caught with indecent photos of children and extreme animal porn

18 May 2024

A 35-year-old who was caught with various illegal images of children and extreme animal pornography has avoided jail.

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Thief barred from town chemist after stealing to help chronic toothache

18 May 2024
Thief barred from town chemist after stealing to help chronic toothache

Thief barred from town chemist after stealing to help chronic toothache

18 May 2024

A man suffering from chronic toothache has been barred from a town chemist after stealing to help ease his pain.


Woman embroiled in spat with bouncers and police outside pub

18 May 2024
Woman embroiled in spat with bouncers and police outside pub

Woman embroiled in spat with bouncers and police outside pub

18 May 2024

A 56-year-old wound up in court after a spat with bouncers and police officers.

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Property closed down after years of loud music, drug use and fights

17 May 2024
Property closed down after years of loud music, drug use and fights

Property closed down after years of loud music, drug use and fights

17 May 2024

A town property has been closed after a man caused a persistent nuisance to his neighbours over two-and-a-half-years.

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‘I would be honoured’: Councillor selected to stand against Truss in next general election

16 May 2024
‘I would be honoured’: Councillor selected to stand against Truss in next general election

‘I would be honoured’: Councillor selected to stand against Truss in next general election

16 May 2024

A borough councillor has announced that she will be competing against Liz Truss to become South West Norfolk’s next MP.

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Plans to breed German Sheperds at farm with ‘historical animal welfare issues’ are turned down

16 May 2024
Plans to breed German Sheperds at farm with ‘historical animal welfare issues’ are turned down

Plans to breed German Sheperds at farm with ‘historical animal welfare issues’ are turned down

16 May 2024

Plans to breed German Sheperds at a farm with “historic animal welfare issues” have been turned down due to worries about the noise they will make.


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