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Two people released on bail pending further enquiries after Grantham death

Two people arrested in connection with the death of a man in Grantham have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from Grantham, were detained after emergency services were called to a report of a collapsed man at Inner Street in Grantham at in the early hours of yesterday morning. The man, who was aged in his late 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead.

DI Pete Grayson, senior investigating officer, said: “The investigation into the death of this gentleman in ongoing and is still being treated as unexplained. We need to wait for the results of toxicology tests to come back to help us establish the cause of death.

“As it stands the two people who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on police bail while we carry out further enquiries. I would like to reassure people that we are confident this is an isolated incident and we are carrying out a thorough investigation into the exact circumstances.”

Two people arrested over Grantham death

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Grantham in the early hours of this morning.

A man in his late 40s was found collapsed at Inner Street in the town and died later in hospital. His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from Grantham, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently helping police with their enquiries.

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Investigation into death of man in Grantham

Police are investigating the 'unexplained death' of a man found collapsed in Inner Street, Grantham, in the early hours of this morning.

The man, in his late 40s, was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead. Police have cordoned off the area while their enquiries continue. They would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at around 00.38am.

Body believed to be that of missing man

Officers searching for missing Jack (Derek) Foster have found the body of a man in the area of Foston, Grantham, on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th January.

The body was discovered on the verge of the A1 Great North Road near to the Foston/Allingham turn off. Formal identification has yet to be carried out but officers believe it is that of 83-year-old Mr Foster, who has been missing since 23 December.

His next of kin have been made aware and a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out at some point over the next few days to establish cause of death.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Man stabbed in Grantham

A woman has been arrested after police and ambulance were called to a house in Grantham this morning where they found a man with a stab wound.

The emergency services were called to a property in River View Maltings about 11.30am this morning where they found the injured 42-year-old man, who was airlifted to the Queens Medical Centre for treatment.

The area has been cordoned off for a forensic examination.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested at the property and is being quizzed by detectives.

Primary school in Grantham burgled

Two people burgling a primary school have been caught on CCTV and seen removing items from the school.

They stashed stolen objects in the hedge line of the park behind the school directly opposite Hill Avenue.

Both offenders appear to have been male. One was wearing a blue top with a black hood, dark coloured trousers and trainers. The second was wearing a grey hooded top, grey trousers and trainers.

Items taken include boxes of commercial LED lighting and emergency lighting, a Makita power drill and a power pack.

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Police resume search for missing pensioner

Specialist search teams have resumed their search today around Grantham for missing pensioner Jack Foster.

The 83-year-old has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon when the last sighting of him was just after 2.30pm in the town's bus station.

Lincolnshire police do not know whether he got on a bus or no but are appealing for anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday afternoon to contact them

The police are also renewing their appeal for people in the north Grantham area to check their sheds and outbuildings for anything to suggest that somebody may have stayed there or to hear from anyone who may have offered Jack a lift.

Christmas Day search for missing Grantham pensioner

Lincolnshire Police have issued a new appeal this evening for people living in the area of north Grantham to check outbuildings and sheds for 83yr old Jack Foster.

Mr Foster left Grantham Hospital on Tuesday morning about 11am after treatment for a broken left shoulder.

He was due to be taken home by taxi but has not been seen since he left hospital.

He has very limited mobility and shuffles rather than walks. He was not using a walking stick when he left hospital.

Ground searches will continue during Christmas Day but in the meantime, people living in the north of Grantham are asked to check their outbuildings and sheds for any sign that Jack might have been there.

Concern for missing 83-year-old who disappeared after hospital appointment

Police are appealing for information about an 83-year-old man who hasn't been seen since he left Grantham Hospital on Tuesday after treatment for a fractured shoulder.

Jack Derek Foster was last seen at Grantham Hospital Credit: Police handout

Jack Derek Foster left the hospital following an out patient appointment and was supposed to go his home in Lilley Street, Long Bennington but he never arrived.

When he left hospital he was wearing a dark brown overcoat, dark trousers and shoes. He is described as a white, with grey receding hair, glasses, slim build.

He has a fractured left shoulder which means he cannot move his left arm.

He carried a walking stick in his right hand and is described as being ‘unstable’ on his feet. His walk is described as a ‘shuffle’.

Police urge residents to be vigilant after burglary spate near Grantham

A number of burglaries have been reported in villages near Grantham over the last few days. They are mainly happening in the early evening when offenders have made their way into properties before quickly searching through rooms and quickly exiting.

Your house may be secure; you may have left a radio or television on; you may have heeded all of our advice on ways to deter potential criminals. We are grateful for that and it can work as a deterrent but we ask you not to rely on it completely. If you are away from home and someone knocks on your door and nobody answers, even if it appears you are in, it could be a tell-tale sign that the property is empty. We massively need the public’s help on this. As much as we would like to, it's not possible to have police officers everywhere all of the time. That’s why I am asking people to take some further steps on top of the practical crime prevention advice. If you are going out tell a neighbour and ask them to keep an eye on your property, and do the same for them. If you or they see anything or anyone suspicious then ring us as soon as possible on 101. You might, for example, have someone knock on your door in the early evening and ask for directions. This might be legitimate but it could also be an excuse to see if householders are in. If that happens then report it to us. Let us be the judge of what is important, we could have had a number of others calls from people nearby reporting the same thing and that will tell us that something suspicious is going on in that area. I would rather we have hundreds of phone calls come in that we determine unimportant and find one in there that gives us something significant than I would have no calls because people don’t want to bother the police.

– Inspector Gary Stewart
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