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Lincoln volunteer meets with local MP to discuss experiences at Syrian refugee camp

The former Chief Executive of Lincoln Cathedral who recently returned from a volunteering trip at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has met with local MP Karl McCartney to discuss his experiences and call for more action from the Government.

Philip Hamlyn Williams and Karl McCartney

Philip Hamlyn Williams spent ten days at Moria Refugee Camp with his wife Maggie. The couple who returned last month say they witnessed the crisis first hand and are calling for more to be done. Lincoln MP Karl McCartney says he has listened to what Mr Hamlyn Williams had to say and will now feed the information back to David Cameron.

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Man sentenced for possessing and making indecent images of children

A man previously from Grantham has been sentenced for possessing and making indecent images of children.

Lincoln Crown Court Credit: Press Association

Kevin Simmonds, 42, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court last Friday. He was sentenced to a three year Community Service Order. He will also be placed on the Sex Offender Register for ten years. A Sexual Harm Prevention Order will also be in place for ten years.

Officers from Lincolnshire Police Internet Child Abuse Team searched his home address and found several files and computers that held indecent images of children. More than 4000 images were held varying from category A to Category C.

Simmonds pleaded guilty to possessing and making indecent images of children on 23rd November 2015 at Grantham Magistrates Court.

He was released on bail prior to being sentenced last Friday.

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Firefighters tackle 'major blaze' in Lincoln

Around 20 fire officers are tackling what's been described as a major fire in Lincoln.

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These pictures, posted on social media, show a plume of smoke over the city. Lincolnshire fire and rescue has confirmed that four engines were called just before half past four to industrial premises on Clayton Road. There have also been reports of explosions.

One man has been taken to Lincoln A&E with burns to his lower limbs and suffering from smoke inhalation. The A1434 Newark Road is closed both ways closed due to smoke billowing across the road.

Man wanted in connection with Lincoln burglary

Police have appealed for information in tracing a man in connection with a burglary in Staunton Court, Lincoln.

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

On Friday December 18 at sometime between 2.45am and 3.10am an offender entered the property via an insecure front door while the family were asleep inside. An iPad was stolen.

Police say the man pictured may have information that could help the enquiry.

Car crashes into house in Lincoln

An investigation is underway after a car crashed into a house in Lincoln.

Damage to house in Lincoln after car crashes into it Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened on Long Leys Road in the city around 2.19am yesterday morning when a blue Peugeot 406 left the road and smashed into a house.

No one inside was injured. There was damage to the front of the house and some items inside.

A 24-year-old man suffering minor injuries was later arrested in the it the city on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Offender on trial for murder released from Lincoln prison by mistake

An offender was released from Lincoln prison by mistake while on trial for murder, according to statistics from the Ministry of Justice.

Martynas Kupstys

Last August, Martynas Kupstys spent three hours at a bus stop near the prison.

He was later convicted of murder. More than 500 prisoners across England and Wales were let out in error in the last decade.

The Prison Service says these incidents are "very rare".

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