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Man arrested after four hours on roof

A man has been arrested after spending over four hours on the roof of a property in Grimsby.

He was arrested by officers investigating the stabbing of a 28-year-old man earlier today. The man's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 13-year-old boy was also arrested in connection with the stabbing and he remains in police custody assisting enquiries.


Line to 'remain closed for some time' after train derailment

Trains between Lincoln and Grimsby will remain severely disrupted for the rest of the week after the derailment of a freight train yesterday.

Services remain suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and the line will 'remain closed for some time'.

Once the on-site investigation is completed and we are given permission to remove the wagons from the site, the area will be cleared and the track will be repaired and tested before the line reopens. This process is likely to take some time and we cannot yet give accurate timescales as to when the line will reopen, although we expect it to remain closed for at least the rest of the week and we will update passengers as soon as we have more information.

– Network Rail spokesperson

East Midlands Trains services cannot run between Lincoln and Grimsby Town, because of a derailed freight train at Welton.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch are currently investigating the cause of the incident and then Network Rail and the freight operator will work to remove the train and reopen the line as quickly as possible.

However, we have been advised the line may remain closed for some time.

– East Midlands Trains spokesperson


Grimsby MP demands Young’s Seafood taskforce

The MP for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn has called on the government to establish a taskforce to secure the future of Young’s Seafood in Grimsby and safeguard the hundreds of jobs currently at risk.

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She told the Commons that Grimsby already has the 17th highest unemployment rate in the country.

Up to 330 jobs are currently at risk after Young's lost out on a processing contract with Sainsbury's.

When I meet with the Prime Minister I will be requesting that the Government set up a taskforce to secure the future of the Young’s site in Grimsby. Representatives from the Government, North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s Seafood and trade unions should be working together and doing all they can to support the company and its workforce.

– Melanie Onn

Freight train derailed in Lincolnshire

Services have been suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town due to a derailed freight train between Lincoln Central and Market Rasen.

Trains are not currently running between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and disruption is expected for the remainder of today.

Road transport will replace trains.

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Jobs put at risk after Young's Seafood loses processing contract

There has been devastating news for Grimsby's economy after the town's biggest employer lost a multi-million pound contract with a supermarket giant.

Young's Seafood made the announcement today.

The union at the factory says up to 330 jobs could be threatened, describing it as "extremely serious and worrying".

The company will not yet confirm the numbers.

The town's MP has told Calendar the losses would change the face of manufacturing in the town.

Fiona Dwyer has been in Grimsby for us this afternoon:

Young's employee: 'The jobs aren't there anymore'

A woman who works at one of the sites run by Young's Seafood in Grimsby says she is not surprised by news of potential job losses at the seafood supplier.

Marjorie Whale, who has been at Young's for 43 years, does not work at the Marsden Road side which is likely to be affected.

However she has told ITV Calendar that she feels sorry for her colleagues:

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