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Bomb disposal experts called to Hornsea beach

Suspect object found on Hornsea beach Credit: PA

Bomb disposal experts have been called out to examine what is being described as a 'rusty, corroded object' which has been found on Hornsea beach.

The discovery was made this lunchtime and the Humber coastguard have called in the police and bomb disposal experts. The area, to the South of Hornsea, has been cordoned off while investigations take place.

Ducklings and moorhens killed in farm theft

Thieves who forced open vending machines at a farm in Hornsea then threw the broken containers into a pond, kiling a number of ducklings and moorhens.

It happened at Honeysuckle Farm, on Bewholme Lane between 7pm and 7am on May 15th.

The thieves stole money from the vending machines for fish food by the side of the pond, before throwing both the containers and stones into the water, killing the birds.

Anyone with information about the incident are urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police search for missing pensioner

Have you seen Shirley? Credit: Humberside Police

Police say they are very concerned about a 72-year-old woman who disappeared from her home in Hornsea yesterday afternoon.

Shirley Sowden was last seen in Rolston Road at 4pm yesterday when she left the house telling her son she had an errand to run. She was driving a blue/purple Nissan Micra, registration Y407 JNW.

She is 5ft 6ins tall, medium build, with grey hair and spectacles. When last seen she was wearing a pale green jacket or sweatshirt.

"There is concern for Mrs Sowden as her disappearance and subsequent lack of contact with family or friends is regarded as highly unusual and out of character. She has been ill in recent days and there is a possibility she may have become poorly while out and may now be incapacitated somewhere and in need of assistance. She has also previously suffered from depression for which she has taken medication."

– Humberside Police

Police patrols have been searching the area in and around Hornsea for several hours.

Anyone who knows where she is or who thinks they may have seen her or her vehicle since 4pm yesterday, is asked to contact Humberside Police on telephone 101 immediately referring to log 421 of September 3 2015.

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