VIDEO: Heated exchanges at Lincolnshire PCC hustings

The four candidates involved in the battle to become Lincolnshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner stepped up their campaigns last night (Thursday) at a hustings in Horncastle.

Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents), Marc Jones (Conservatives) and Lucinda Preston (Labour) were involved in some heated exchanges about a variety of topics including police funding and how to tackle rural crime.

The four candidates battling to become Lincolnshire's next Police and Crime Commissioner on May 5.

The four candidates battling to become Lincolnshire's next Police and Crime Commissioner on May 5.

It was standing room only at the event which was held at Stanhope Hall - just a week before the election to become the country’s new crime Tsar.

The four are battling to take over from Alan Hardwick who has confined he will not be seeking a second term in the £74,000 a year post.

*A full report on the hustings will appear in next week’s newspaper.

Horncastle Hustings (April 28).

Horncastle Hustings (April 28).