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Four arrested on suspicion of making hoax 999 calls

Three men and a boy have been arrested in Grimsby on suspicion of making hoax calls to the police and other emergence services.

The men (aged 26, 27 and 28) and a 15-year-old boy were arrested as part of a joint investigation after a large volume of calls were made to the police, fire brigade, ambulance service and social services over a two week period.

The 26-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday 24 May on suspicion of wasting police time has been released on police bail till a date in June.

The other two men (27 and 28) and a 15-year-old were arrested yesterday (Wednesday 25 May) on suspicious of perverting the course of justice remain in police custody at this time.

Police say hoax calls distract them from attending or responding to other more serious incidents which puts others in danger and can risk lives.

Three people in hospital after crash, fire and street fight

Police are appealing for witnesses after three people were hospitalised following a crash, a fire and street fight in Grimsby.

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It happened at around 11pm last night Sunday May 22 when a large group of men and women, some armed with weapons, were fighting on Armtrong Street.

Several car windscreens were smashed on Elsenham Road during the disorder.

Officers were called to the scene where they found a Ford KA - which had been seen driving on the wrong side of the road earlier - on fire after having just been in a collision with a Vauxhall Vectra.

The driver inside the Ford KA was unresponsive. His passenger suffered a head injury. They were taken to hospital along with driver of the Vectra.

The collision happened at the junction of Pyewipe Road and Armstrong Street. A large crowd had congregated near the scene which required police assistance to break up.

The driver of the Ford KA was arrested and bailed pending medical treatment. His passenger is helping officers with their inquiries.

Man attacked in Grimsby town centre

A 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being attacked in Grimsby town centre today, police have said.

The incident happened close to St James’ Square at around 3.55pm, when a man is said to have arrived in a red Vauxhall Astra and assaulted the victim with weapons before leaving the scene.

An area of the town centre, close to the underpass between Cartergate and St James’ Square, has been cordoned off and Crime Scene Investigation teams are at the scene.

Officers leading the investigation are keen to speak to any independent witnesses to the incident.

The injured man is being treated at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Grimsby man due in court over attempt murder

A 27-year-old man is due in court today charged with attempted murder following an incident on Rutland Street in the town on Thursday May 19.

Oliver Mayes, of Rutland Street has also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a 31-year-old man and will appear at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates Court today.

A 22-year-old woman remains in hospital with critical but stable injuries.


Five youths charged after assaulting police officers in Grimsby

Five youths have been charged in relation to an assault on PCSOs and officers on patrol in Grimsby’s Nunsthorpe estate on Friday, April 8.

Three 17-year-old boys, a 17-year-old girl and a 16 year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons - will appear before Grimsby and Cleethorpes Youth Court on June 6.

The 17-year-old girl has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

One of the 17-year-old boys has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, the second 17-year-old boy has been charged with assaulting a police officer and the third is charged with causing criminal damage to a police car, using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and assault.

The 16-year-old boy was charged with assaulting a PCSO, assaulting a police officer, resisting a constable in the execution of his duty and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Grimsby says 'thank you' to the Mariners

The people of Grimsby have turned out to say thank you to the town's football team for earning themselves a place in League Two after victory against Forest Green at Wembley on Sunday.

The Mariners were applauded as they made their way in an open-top bus through Cleethorpes and Grimsby to a civic reception at Grimsby Town Hall. James Webster reports.

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