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Police appeal after child grabbed by man in park

Police in Grimsby are asking for information about an incident where a man grabbed a young child in a park.

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Officers say two young children were playing in the football pitch at Sutcliffe Avenue recreation grounds on Sunday when they were approached by two men.

They then believe one of the men took hold of one child before another adult intervened and the men ran off.

No harm came to the children and it is not clear what the intention of the approaching men was, but they were not believed to be known to the children or the adults they were with.


Police appeal for missing Grimsby woman last seen in 'distressed' state

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who has gone missing from her home in Grimsby.

Julie Evison who is missing from her home in Grimsby

Julie Evison, aged 49, was last seen late last night leaving an address on Peaks Lane in the town in a distressed state.

Humberside police were contacted just before 3am this morning (Saturday 30th April 2016) of her disappearance and immediately launched a high risk missing person enquiry.

Julie Evison is described as 5ft 7in tall with short black hair.

Cleethorpes sex offender sentenced to 14 years

A 62-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of historic sex offences at Grimsby Crown Court yesterday.

Colin Bell was sentenced to 14 years for historic sex offences Credit: Humberside Police

The jury decided that Colin Bell, 62, of Coulbeck Drive, Cleethorpes was guilty of the offences of rape and indecent assault of a girl under 16. The charges related to incidents that took place approximately 25 years ago.

It was further recommended that the greatest proportion of the sentence must be served before he can be considered for parole.

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also imposed for life which prohibits Bell from having any unsupervised access to any girl under the age of 16.

We welcome the verdict of the jury and the lengthy sentence now handed to Colin Bell.

Perhaps most importantly is the justice this outcome brings for the victim whose life has been adversely affected by her experiences at the hands of this man.

We must acknowledge her bravery in coming forward to report the offences to us and hope that she may now gain a degree of closure.

Humberside Police is committed to the protection of vulnerable people and anyone reporting a sexual offence can be assured their case will be investigated thoroughly and sensitively.

– Phil Gadd , Detective Chief Inspector, Humberside Police


Police appeal to trace Grimsby man's relatives

Police in Grimsby are trying to trace the next of kin or any relatives of a man who has recently died at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

Keith Warrs, who was 72-years-old, lived in Wintringham Road in the town. He passed away on April 8.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is trying to locate his next of kin and ask that anyone who is able to help contacts Sarah Davy on 01472 875442.

Man arrested on suspicion of arson after building fire

A 29-year-old Grimsby man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a derelict building in the town.

He was detained by police yesterday evening in connection with the blaze Eleanor Street.

Officers were contacted by Humberside Fire and Rescue at 8.31pm yesterday advising they were attending a large fire at the derelict building and requesting assistance in closing the road.

Officers attended and Eleanor Street was closed off and diversions put in place. The road re-opened shortly after 11pm.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing and the man remains in custody at Grimsby Police Station at this time where he will be questioned later.

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