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Two Murrow men plus a Peterborough man in court over rammed police car incident

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Three men have appeared in court following an incident in which police officers were injured and two of their cars damaged as they attempted to stop suspects.

The incident happened after a car identified as having been stolen from outside a property in Uppingham was spotted by officers in Fenland.

They tried to stop the black, E-Class Mercedes in Murrow, but two police cars ended up damaged. The officers’ injuries were minor.

Two police cars were damaged (54858703)
Two police cars were damaged (54858703)

Joseph Thomas Upton, 48, of Murrow Lane, Murrow, was charged with burglary, theft, aggravated vehicle-taking, vehicle damage and dangerous driving.

Joseph Daniel Upton, 21, of the same address, was charged with theft of a vehicle, dangerous driving, burglary and theft.

Peter Luke Amos Smith, 40, of Frederick Drive, Walton in Peterborough, was charged with theft of a vehicle, burglary and theft.

All three appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Friday February 11. The two Uptons were remanded into custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on March 14.

Smith was granted conditional bail until his appearance at the court on the same date.

Anyone with information on the burglary or the police cars incident should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 193 of February 9.

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