During the spring and summer months Lincolnshire suffers from a number of organised illegal rave gatherings.
Whilst raves are normally located in remote areas, they do have a negative impact on rural communities. They damage land and the environment with waste products, litter, damage to crops and distress live stock in nearby locations.
Bank Holidays are key risk weekends for raves.
Lincolnshire Police would ask members of our communities to be observant. Whilst out and about during normal business please check locations, particularly disused buildings such as barns and other large buildings, for signs of possible preplanning.
- This will sometimes consist of fences/gates being removed to allow access for cars.
- Padlocks and chains being cut or broken but then left in situ.
- Buildings being cleared to allow access for large numbers of ravers.
- Posts being issued on social media for awareness of up and coming locations.
- Sightings of large numbers of cars following each other or converging in a rural location.
- Road markings such as paint marks on the surface.
- Ribbons on gates and in hedges.
Please report any such information under Operation Mastif on Tel: 101 or alternatively you can report on line:
If a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life please ring: 999
A Castle Bytham resident is thanking her lucky stars after her purse, along with its contents, was found among tonnes of recycling waste by an eagle-eyed employee at a recycling facility.
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Sometime over the last few weeks, damage has been caused to the play area in Little Bytham, off Creeton Road. The offender has caused damage to the playing equipment using a heavy cutting tool, possible a pair of bolt cutters. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 83 – 16/03/2017
Another crime I would like to bring to your attention is a shed burglary in the village of Little Bytham. The offence occurred on the allotments off Creeton Road, where a number a hand tools and a tractor top linkage was stolen. The offence occurred between Monday the 13th and Sunday the 19th of March 2017. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 204 – 20/03/2017.
A garden shed has been broken into on Regal Gardens, Castle Bytham. It is believed to have occurred between 20:00hrs 27/02/17 and 07:00hrs 28/02/17. The suspect/s opened and removed 3 black bags of items.
If you have any information which can assist us please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 421 28/02/17.
Good morning, a burglary has been reported to us on Pinfold Road, Castle Bytham. It is believed to have occurred between 1430 & 1810hrs yesterday 28/02/2017. Entry has been gained via a window and appears the offender/s looking for cash or jewellery. If you have any information which can help our investigation please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 358 – 28/02/2017. Thank you for your support.
Between the 9th and 21st of February 2017, a theft of heating oil has been reported in Bytham Heights, Castle Bytham. The offender(s) have taken approximately 500 litres of heating oil from an external fuel tank. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 188 – 21/02/2017.
On the 15th of February 2017, a high value Audi S3 was stolen from a private driveway in the village of Castle Bytham. The theft occurred approximately 1:55pm, on the High Street. The offender(s) gain access to the property via an unsecured door while the owners were inside, before making off with the vehicle. If you have any information that maybe linked to this theft, please report it to the police on 101, quoting incident 246 – 15/02/2017.
Over the last two days, there has been an alarming number of road traffic accidents reported on the local roads. Please remember to drive to the current conditions, taking extra time to complete your journeys. One thing to consider, if the outside temperature is 4 or lower, you may likely come across black ice. High winds will increases the chance of ice forming on country roads, that otherwise look dry.