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Warning to parents after young girls in Cleethorpes 'approached by stranger asking them to go with him'

Humberside Police have issued a warning after two young girls were approached by a man in Cleethorpes who asked them to go with him to a shop to buy sweets.

Both incidents are said to have happened in the resort's Lovett Street.

Neither girl was harmed, but parents and children are being urged to be on their guard.

The first happened at around noon on Sunday, November 15 and the seven-year-old girl refused.

The man left the area in the direction of Harrington Street after someone came out of a nearby house.

The following day at around 5.15pm, a man approached a 10-year-old girl, who ran away. He then left in the direction of Harrington Street.

In both cases, the suspect is said to be white, of slim build, 5ft 8” to 5ft 10” tall and aged 35 to 50.

He wore a black hooded top with three white stripes down the arms.

Humberside Police are asking parents to help keep their children safe by ensuring they know:

  • Never accept gifts from strangers
  • Don't be afraid to say no and run away
  • Avoid being on your own. Try to stay with a group of friends wherever possible
  • If you're concerned, find a trusted adult and tell them

Anyone with information about either incident - or private individuals with CCTV - are asked to call police.

Missing boy rescued from marsh land

A 14 year old boy had to be rescued from marsh land in fading light and fog after being separated from his parents.

Credit: RNLI

The family from Derbyshire were on holiday in Cleethorpes when the boy went missing in the Tetney Marshes on Sunday the 1st of November.

The boy was spotted amongst the Marshes by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers and was found exhausted and distressed but unhurt.

RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager described the Marshes as difficult terrain and said: "The weather conditions had been very pleasant yesterday, but when we reached the boy, things were taking a turn for the worse."

Crews from Cleethorpes RNLI worked with the local Police and Coastguard teams to rescue the boy and launched their inshore lifeboat to aid in the search and rescue mission.

The boy was given a health check and found to be injury-free before being reunited with his parents.


Grimsby edition of Monopoly set to be unveiled

A new Monopoly board featuring landmarks from Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be officially unveiled later today. The launch coincides with the famous board game's 80th birthday.

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Two ten-year-old schoolchildren from the region will be officially launching the board along with lots of other youngsters bedecked in themed Monopoly costumes.

The official ceremony will take place at exactly the same time as the game hits shop shelves in both Grimsby and Cleethorpes, as well as online shelves including Amazon.

However the board will not appear in Scunthorpe where it has been reported that the rival town has "banned" it.

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