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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).

Paedophile can cause victim no "further harm"

DC Teresa Colledge, who led the investigations into the sex crimes of paedophile Andrew Clark from Immimgham, welcomed the sentence.

Andrew Clark is a man who caused significant distress to a vulnerable girl and, all along he knew that everything he was doing was wrong and what potential harm this was causing to her. I am pleased that this Paedophile has been locked away for a number of years and does not pose any further harm to his victim. I also hope that this sentence will help bring some closure to her. This has been a harrowing ordeal for both her and her family. I hope this means she is now able to move on with her life in the most positive way possible.

– DC Teresa Colledge, Humberside Police

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Sex offender sentenced to seven years in jail

Jailed for seven years: Andrew Clark Credit: Humberside Police

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.

Council objects to new Immingham quay plans

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.

Found ring makes Marion's Christmas

A grandmother from Immingham has been reunited with the wedding ring she lost more than 40 years ago. The gold band was found by a friend using a metal detector - and 79-year-old Marion Reeves from Immingham says it's the best Christmas present she could have. Matt Price reports.

Louise Ellman: Ports hold key to economic potential

Louise Ellman MP says that unless our ports are properly utilised, then the country's economic potential cannot be realised.

She is among a group of MPs demanding the Government lends more support to ports and docks in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The Transport Committee has published a new report looking at the problems faced by lorries - which shows hauliers travelling to Hull and Immingham have delays in the final few miles before they reach the city.

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MPs want more support for ports and docks

A group of MPs are demanding the Government lends more support to ports and docks in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The Transport Committee has published a new report looking at the problems faced by lorries - which shows hauliers travelling to Hull and Immingham have delays in the final few miles before they reach the city.

Local MP, Martin Vickers, has welcomed the report for illustrating how important ports are to the economy.

Worker's Memorial Day services

Worker's memorial service at Immingham
Worker's memorial service at Immingham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Events are being held across the region to mark Workers' Memorial Day today.

A service has been held in Immingham this morning at the Workers' Memorial on Pelham Road.

Worker's memorial service at Immingham
Worker's memorial service at Immingham Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Worker's memorial service at Immingham
Worker's memorial service at Immingham Credit: ITV Yorkshire

MP welcomes A160 upgrade

Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers has welcomed the news that Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has given the go-ahead for the dualling of the A160 access road from the A180 into Immingham Docks.

The scheme is regarded as essential not just to meet existing current traffic levels but to the further development of both the Docks and future development including the proposed South Humber Energy Park by Able UK.

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