Update: 11am on Thursday 12th September
Smith has appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance at Lincoln Crown Court on October 7th.
Update: 9.30am on Thursday 12th September
Thomas Smith, of Caesar Road, North Hykeham, has been charged in connection with this incident.
He was remanded in police custody after being charged with robbery, attempted 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, September 12th.
An arrest was made in Tiber Road this morning following a report of a man being in possession of a firearm.
Temporary Chief Inspector for Lincoln Simon Outen outlines this incident and praises the response by the local community:
“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.
“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 10 September.”
• call 101
• email firstname.lastname@example.org - please put the reference in the subject box
• contact us through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org
Reference: Incident 32 of 10/9/19
12 Sep 19 11:05 AM