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Strict security checks at Immingham docks

Foreign lorries going to and from our region's busiest port are facing extra police checks in a week-long operation that's going on right across the country.

Police from the Humberside and South Yorkshire forces are pulling over vehicles near Immingham Docks to look for anything illegal - fining the drivers - and demanding things are put right.

It is an operation that coincides with similar patrols in mainland Europe as James Webster reports:

Police crackdown: Foreign vehicles stopped and searched at Immingham

Two of our police forces have joined a week-long crackdown on foreign criminals using our roads.

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Officers from Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire are stopping lorries going in and out of Immingham for checks.

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They are looking for unsafe and unlicensed vehicles as well as anyone using illegal fuel.

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The operation is being coordinated nationally to coincide with extra patrols in mainland Europe.

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Police searching for missing 14-year-old

Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old in Immingham.

Marcus has been missing since Friday Credit: Humberside Police

Marcus Blackham has been missing since Friday 17th April after he didn't come home that evening.

Since being reported missing police have had a reported sighting of him in Grimsby, but concern is now growing for Marcus due to his age and lack of contact.

Marcus was last seen wearing a blue hooded top, dark grey tracksuit bottoms and dark blue Adidas trainers.

Environmental campaigner stages protest at drilling operation

Specialist police were called in today after an environmental protestor boarded a lorry used by an oil and gas company. He was one of group of campaigners that have set up camp outside a drilling operation near Immingham where they claim the controversial process of fracking is taking place. The company have strongly denied that they're fracking and are say they're actually drilling for oil, but the protestors disagree. Martin Fisher reports.

Companies land fight ends

The fight between two companies over a patch of land near Immingham - threatening to put 4000 new jobs at risk - is over.

Associated British Ports says it will not apply for review of planning consent

Associated British Ports says it will not apply for any further review of planning consent that allows Able UK to use a compulsory purchase order to buy a triangular patch of riverside land.

Able UK wants it to build a marine energy park though ABP has been arguing it had other plans for a new jetty there.


One of world's most famous Christmas trees lands in Immingham

One of the world's most famous Christmas trees has been in our region today.

The tree which goes on display at Trafalgar square comes from Norway to Britain via Immingham docks. The Trafalgar Square tree is an annual gift from the city of Oslo to the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain's support during the Second World War.

Sean Potter DFDS Managing Director who at Immingham Docks told ITV Calendar that everything had 'gone to plan'.

Three arrested over machete and gun reports

Three people have been arrested by police investigating reports of shots being fired at an address in Immingham

Police investigate reports of man armed with a machete

Armed officers responded to reports of a man armed with a machete on 28 September in the Hadleigh Road area.

They spoke to a group of people but no arrests were made at that time. Later that day, at approximately 11.40pm, a call was made reporting shots were fired at the same address.

Nobody was injured.

Three men have been arrested. A 46-year-old man from Grimsby, a 55-year-old man from Immingham and a 41-year-old Immingham man all remain in police custody.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

Woman charged in connection with threats to use explosive device at police station

A 45-year-old woman has been charged following a malicious call to Humberside police. A call was made to police threatening to use an explosive device to cause damage to Immingham police station.

Joanne Preacher, of Bernard Walk, was arrested on Sunday and charged with one count of communicating an offensive message. She appeared at Grimsby Magistrates court this morning (Monday June 16,2014).

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