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Cooling towers checked in Grimsby as precaution following Legionnaires cases

Cooling towers around Grimsby are being checked and cleaned as a precaution after four cases of Legionnaires disease were confirmed. Health Officials are investigating how the patients became infected. Two are still in hospital, and two more are recovering.

We'll have a full interview with Dr Padfield on Calendar tonight at 6pm


Breaking: Legionnaires cases detected in Grimsby

Four cases of the potentially-deadly Legionnaires disease have been identified in Grimsby.

Health Officials in North East Lincolnshire are investigating the cases which they say cannot yet be linked.

The source of the infection isn't known.

"These four cases have all been confirmed since 27 July and Legionnaires disease is fairly uncommon and so this is unusual and we are investigating further."

– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside.

Man arrested over attack outside Grimsby pub

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being attacked outside a pub in the centre of Grimsby. Police were called to the Rutland Arms in the town last night following reports a 46-year-old man had been assaulted.

Officers do not think any weapons were used in the attack. A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the assault and is helping police with their enquries.

Rutland Street
Rutland Street in Grimsby where police say the attack happened Credit: Street View

Police appeal to find missing Grimsby teenager

Humberside police are appealing for help to trace a 17-year-old girl missing from Grimsby.

Bryanie Draper who is missing from Grimsby
Bryanie Draper who is missing from Grimsby Credit: Humberside Police

Bryanie Draper, left the town last week and until July 21 had been in contact with her family. Police are now concerned for her welfare. She is described as white 5ft 6ins tall, with brown shoulder length wavy hair, of medium build and with a fair complexion. She has been missing before. She is known to have connections with Liverpool, Sheffield and Doncaster.


Drug dealer jailed and ordered to pay back £300,000

A drug dealer who was jailed for 10 years in September 2013 has now been ordered to pay back over £300,000.

David Thabet
David Thabet

David Thabet, 56, and formally of Highfield Avenue, Grimsby pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court, on Thursday 12 September 2013, to seven drug offences and was handed a 10 year prison sentence.

The investigation into Thabet began following a search at his home address when police found:

• 33 kilograms of Cannabis Resin

• Three kilograms of Amphetamine Sulphate

• One kilogram of Cocaine; and

• Numerous kilograms of adulterants and cutting agents

Thabet was finally arrested on Tuesday 26th March 2013 travelling along the A1 in Hertfordshire with one kilogram of pure Cocaine and one kilogram of Benzocaine.

He was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Amphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Cannabis Resin and one count of production of Cannabis.

The total street value of the drugs recovered in this case is approximately £500,000

Harrow Crown Court found that Mr Thabet had benefitted from £596,410 from his criminal activity ordered him to pay back £322,346 over a six month period. If he fails to pay the money he will receive a further three years and three months added to his sentence, and the amount he owes will increase by a further 8% p.a.

Investigation begins after sudden death of two-year-old

An investigation is underway following the sudden death of a two-year-old boy in Grimsby.

The youngster was pronounced dead at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital after being taken there yesterday afternoon.

Humberside Police said a 30 year-old woman is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries, as Adam Fowler reports.

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