Scotter: Pair admit false imprisonment

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Two people who have admitted their roles in the false imprisonment of a man in Scotter have been warned they could face custodial sentences.

Nathan Davock and Kimberley Grundy pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday morning - the day they were due to go on trial in front of a jury.

Davock, 23, of Kettleby View, Brigg, and Grundy , 26, of High Street, Messingham, both admitted the false imprisonment of Dean Wilson on 6th March this year by assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning him against his will at Scotter.

The two men had previously both denied a charge of kidnap which was not pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The charge follows an incident in Scotter, near Gainsborough, in which Mr Wilson was frogmarched from a house and then bundled into the boot of a car.

The vehicle was then driven for a short distance before Mr Wilson was then released from the boot.

Judge Sean Morris, the Honorary Recorder of Lincoln, adjourned sentencing Davock and Grundy for the preparation of probation service reports.

Davock and Grundy were both granted bail to appear back before Lincoln Crown Court on Friday 27th September.

Judge Morris warned them that they could face a jail term as punishment, despite their last minute guilty pleas to the court.

“The evidence in this case is overwhelming,” he told them.

“This case should have been resolved a lot earlier than this. I have rarely seen so overwhelming a case.”

“It is very late in the day but in the end you have pleaded guilty.”

“I will adjourn for pre-sentence reports. Don’t read into that any indication as to sentence.”

“That will be up to the judge on the day. All options are open including custody,” he added.

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