Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…
A man was due to appear in court today after in connection with an armed police incident near Lincoln.
Armed officers were called to Tiber Road in North Hykeham on Tuesday, September 10 after a report of man being in possession of a firearm.
Police later revealed that a 42-year-old man had been arrested at the scene and remanded in custody.
Thomas Smith, of Caesar Road, North Hykeham has since been charged with a host of offences.
He has been charged with robbery, armed robbery, two counts of being in possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, possession of a class B drug and common assault.
He will appear in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court this morning, Thursday, September 12.
Temporary Chief Inspector for Lincoln, Simon Outen praised the North Hykeham community after an arrest was made.
Speaking on Tuesday, he said: “A 42-year-old man was arrested in Tiber Road in North Hykeham at 6.30am this morning.
“We deployed firearms officers to the scene following a report of a man being in possession of a firearm.
“He was said to be acting in an aggressive manner and is believed to have stolen and then damaged a man’s phone.
“This man was not in possession of a firearm when officers attended but we have now located a weapon which is being examined.”
He added: “This man is believed to have approached a number of people this morning and thank you to all who have made a report to the police.
“This allowed us to get to the scene quickly and arrest this man, who had already been detained by several men.
“We are grateful for their support and this brave intervention stopped the man from being aggressive and potentially very dangerous towards others.
“The suspect did however assault one of our constables during the arrest.
“This is being treated as an isolated incident and if you haven’t yet spoken with us, please do so in one of the following ways quoting incident 32 of September 10.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 101, email email@example.com, putting the reference number in the subject box or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org