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.
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 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.
Ports operator ABP will start commissioning a new biomass terminal in Immingham today.
When it is completed, it will be the largest of its kind in the world and will be able to handle 6 million tonnes of biomass every year.
Yesterday APB opened a biomass terminal on the north bank of the Humber in Hull.
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'.
Thirteen suspected illegal immigrants were arrested in Immingham late last night in a joint operation between Humberside Police and the Home Office. Officers swooped on two cars and those arrested were taken into custody.
Three people have been arrested by police investigating reports of shots being fired at an address in Immingham
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.
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).
DC Teresa Colledge, who led the investigations into the sex crimes of paedophile Andrew Clark from Immimgham, welcomed the sentence.
A man from Immingham is beginning a lengthy jail sentence today after pleading guilty to a number of sex offences.
Andrew Clark, who is 36 and from Pelham Road, was arrested in June last year in connection with a number of sex offences which happened in Cottingham between June and October the previous year.
He pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court last December to seven separate incidents of sexual assault on a girl under 13 - and has now been sentenced to seven years and four months.
North Lincolnshire Council is strongly objecting to Associated British Ports’ (ABP) proposal to construct the Immingham Western Deepwater Jetty (IWDJ) – a new quay – using land on the site where the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) has been given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Transport.
ABP’s proposal will if approved, scupper the plans for the £450m AMEP near North Killingholme that will create around 4,000 jobs – which the council is fully supporting.
Together with the Able Logistics Park that has already been given planning consent, this will represent a total investment of £550m and the creation of almost 10,000 jobs for the local area.