Man charged with attempted child robbery and sexual assault

Two men have been charged with several offences following a series of incidents in the Bourne and Sleaford areas on July 15.

Marius Stanescu and Costel Copalea were arrested the following day by Northamptonshire Police.

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Both were due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Stanescu (39) of Manford Way, Chigwell, has been charged with:

Attempted robbery of a child;

Two counts of sexual assault;

Four counts of common assault;

Conspiracy to steal.

Coplalea (20) of Manford Way, Chigwell, has been charged with:

Conspiracy to steal;

Driving a motor vehicle without insurance;

Driving a motor vehicle without a licence.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting Incident 421 of July 15.

Alternatively, email Force.Control@lincs.pnn.police.uk and put Incident 421 of July 15 in the subject line.