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Protection zone remains in place after bird flu outbreak

A protection zone remains in place today around a farm near Boston where almost 20,000 turkeys have been confirmed with bird flu.

Thousands of birds are to be culled Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It is the third confirmed case of the disease in Lincolnshire in six weeks, following outbreaks in Louth and Fulstow.

This latest case is the biggest in the UK and a 1.8 mile protection zone and six mile surveillance zone has been installed. Wild birds are said to be behind the spread of the infection - and anyone with domestic birds is asked to keep them housed.

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Police officer assaulted in Boston

Police are appealing for information after an officer was assaulted in Boston last night.

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It happened in the Beechwood area, near Fenside Road. His injuries are not life-threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital.

Man arrested after air rifle shootings

A man has been arrested after three people were shot with an air rifle in Boston this morning.

Armed police were called to the incident on Frieston Road just after 9.30am. Three people were hit by air pellets and received minor injuries. A 40-year-old has been arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Man seriously injured in Boston collision

A 27-year-old man has been seriously injured in a collision on the A16 near Stickford in Boston.

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It happened on Friday September 16 at 4.40pm involving a Renault Megane and a Vauxhall Astra.

The Megane left the road and the injured driver was airlifted to hospital suffering serious injuries.

The Astra driver, a 39-year-old local man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has since been bailed until November.

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