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Woman sought over Grantham bank card theft

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for help to identify a woman who may be able to assist their inquiries into the theft of a bank card from the Co-op in Princess Drive.

The lady is white with a fair complexion, of a slim build, had hair tied up in a ponytail and was wearing a white carers uniform Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A bank card was left on the shop till and believed to have been stolen on Tuesday 19 July.

Once taken, the card was used to make a transaction in the shop and at other retail premises.

As pictured the lady is white with a fair complexion, of a slim build, had hair tied up in a ponytail and was wearing a white carers uniform.

Motorcyclist killed in Grantham collision named

A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Grantham yesterday has been named as 21-year-old Powys-Llewellyn Cook.

Powys-Llewellyn Cook Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Emergency services were called to the scene on the B1176 in Bitchfield, Grantham at 12.08pm following the collision between the motorcyclist and a lorry. The lorry driver was not injured.

I'd like to speak to anyone who was travelling along the B1176 Corby Road and saw either vehicles, the white and blue motorbike or the white lorry to please get in touch. This is a tragic loss of life and anyone with information who can help us put together the circumstances of the collision is asked to contact us

– Sgt Ewan Gell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit


Grantham trailer park fire extinguished

A fire which started this afternoon at Fruehauf trailer park, Houghton road, Grantham has been put out.

Grantham woman attacked by Beverley Allitt wins battle over benefits

A woman from Grantham who was attacked by serial killer Beverley Allitt has won a long battle to have her benefits reinstated.

Kayley Asher (R) with her mum Sharon Credit: ITV News

Kayley Asher, who was targeted by Allitt in Grantham Hospital in 1991, was awarded damages of £11,500 and later granted £120 a week in disability benefits.

The Department for Work and Pensions cut off those benefits 18 months ago and demanded she repay the money because they believed she had more than £16,000 in savings as a result of the compensation and interest paid on it.

But now the DWP has said Kayley’s benefits will be reinstated.

Her mum Sharon told ITV Calender that the last 18 months 'have been hell' and the family is relieved she will now get benefits reinstated.

Kayley hopes to buy a new CD player to play her One Direction CDs on and book a trip to Butlins with some of the money to celebrate.

"Decisions are based on the information provided. After we received further details about Ms Asher’s circumstances, she was found eligible for Employment and Support Allowance.”

– DWP spokesman

Police air service help trace assault suspect

The National Police Air Service were called in to help Lincolnshire police trace a man wanted following an assault.

Three people have now been arrested in connection with an assault on a woman this morning (Tuesday May 17th) in Grantham. NPAS was asked to assist in the search for the suspect who was arrested in Bourne. Two further people have been arrested for obstructing police and concealing an offender.

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