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Boston town centre nears alcohol-free status

Boston town centre is a step closer to becoming an alcohol-free zone.

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Councillors have backed a recommendation to stop people drinking alcohol in public areas. They want to tackle knock-on effects like violence, damage and people feeling intimidated by rowdy drinkers.

Plans to make it a borough-wide ban were rejected, as police say they would not be able to enforce it.

The plans will have to be approved by the full council and, if given the go-ahead, Boston could be one of the first town centres in the country to enforce such rules.

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Boston town centre step nearer to being alcohol-free

Boston town centre could become alcohol free Credit: PA

Boston town centre is a step closer to becoming an alcohol-free zone. Councillors have tonight backed a recommendation to stop people drinking alcohol in public areas. They want to tackle knock-on effects like violence, damage and people feeling intiminated by rowdy drinkers.

Plans to make it a borough-wide ban were rejected as police say they would not be able to enforce it. The plans will have to be approved by the full council and, if given the go-ahead, Boston could be one of the first town centres in the country to enforce such rules.

Man's body pulled from river in Boston

The body of a man, thought to be in his 20s, has been recovered from the River Witham, in Boston, Lincolnshire. Police say they believe they know his identity and have told his family. Officers are describing his death as "unexplained."

Lincolnshire Police say they were called to an area of the River Witham near High Street and South Street at 9.20am on Sunday, after a member of the public saw a body in the water. The body was recovered from the river with the help of firefighters.

The Coroner has been informed and the man's death is being treated as unexplained until the results of a post mortem examination are known.

Mothers stage group breastfeed in protest

Dozens of mothers have staged a group breastfeed at a sports shop in Nottingham as a protest after a woman was told to stop feeding her baby at the store and forced to stand outside.

Twenty-five-year-old Wioletta Komar from Boston in Lincolnshire was reduced to tears by the experience at Sports Direct. It is against the law to discriminate against a woman who is breastfeeding a baby or child of any age in public. Lee Comley reports.

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Boston paedophile had 'staggering number of images'

Jeffrey Hart, 46 Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A man from Lincolnshire caught taking a picture of a toddler on a beach in Skegness has been jailed after being found in possession of thousands of indecent images of children.

Jeffrey Hart, 46, from Boston was challenged by the father of a three-year-old girl for taking photographs of his daughter. His telephone was seized by the girl's parents and he ran off.

The contents of the mobile phone were analysed by police and he was subsequently tracked down and arrested last December.

He was charged with various offences of making and possessing indecent images of children. He was investigated further after the analysis of other media storage devices recovered from his home on the day of his arrest.

After interview, he was further charged with making and possessing indecent images of children.

He faced a number of charges at Lincoln Crown Court including the possession of over 47000 indecent images and a breach of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Sentencing him to 6 years in prison and a 4-year extended licence following release, the Judge said Hart possessed a severe danger of committing further offences against children and that the number of photos he had was 'staggering'.

Man in critical condition after Boston crash

A 23 year-old man from Lincoln has suffered serious head injuries in a car crash near Boston.

Emergency services were called to Punchbowl Lane, Boston, on April 15, after a grey Renault Clio left the road and entered a ditch.

The driver of the vehicle, a 23 year-old man from Lincoln, was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, suffering from severe head and abdominal injuries.

He is currently in a critical but stable condition.

The front seat passenger was a 20 year-old man from Coningsby, who was taken to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital with less serious injuries.

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