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Mobility scooter pensioner left to die in hit and run

A pensioner was knocked off his mobility scooter and left to die in the road.

82-year old Jim Dakin was riding legally along a cycle lane in Lincoln a week ago when he was the victim of a hit and run driver who struck his scooter from behind.

He fought for his life in hospital for four days but died on Tuesday. )olice have staged road blocks to try and find the driver.

Kate Hemingway reports.

Police question drivers after mobility scooter collision

Police are stopping drivers on Newark Road in Lincoln, to ask them if they witnessed a collision which killed a mobility scooter driver.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision

Officers began questioning drivers at 11.30 this morning and will continue to do so for the next 15 minutes.

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane when he was knocked off the scooter at around 11.50am last Friday. He died in hospital on Tuesday.


Police appeal for witnesses after mobility scooter death

A man who was hit by a car while driving his mobility scooter in Lincoln has died.

Jim Dakin died in hospital on Tuesday

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane of Newark Road when he was hit by a car last Friday. The driver did not stop at the scene.

He was thrown from the mobility scooter and was seriously injured. He died on Tuesday.

“I am appealing for the driver or any other occupants, of the vehicle that struck the mobility scooter, to come forward.

"I know Mr Dakin spoke to a cyclist at the junction of Tritton Road and Newark Road and I would ask that cyclist to contact us as a witness.

"I would also ask fleet managers or vehicle maintenance staff to report any suspicious or unexplained damage to the vehicles, including trailers, they are involved with.

"I would also appeal for anyone who might have footage of any part of Newark Road between 11:30 am and 12:15pm from a dashboard camera (dash-cam) or any other camera system to get in touch."

– Insp Simon Heads, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Lincolnshire Police

Anyone with any information should contact Lincolnshire police on 101, quoting incident number 194 of October 17th, or the witness hotline on 01522 558855.

Plans to build Lincolnshire wind farm well on the way

A massive wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire is set to be one of the biggest in the world.

The company behind the Triton Knoll scheme has already been given planning permission for just under three hundred massive turbines.

Today it revealed details of how it will bring the power that's generated back to land and where it will build a new electricity sub-station. Kate Hemingway reports.

NHS workers strike over pay

Thousands of staff working for the NHS across the region today joined a four hour strike in a protest over pay. There were pickets and rallys outside hospitals in Hull, Lincoln and Sheffield.

The action followed a government decision not to award a one per cent pay rise to all NHS workers which was recommended by an independent body.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the government needs to ensure any future decision on pay wouldn't lead to nurses being laid off.

Design of new Lincoln footbridge revealed

The new footbridge for Lincoln Credit: Network Rail

The design of a new footbridge over Lincoln High Street level crossing has been released. The plans, which involve re-modelling the property at 179 High Street, will allow pedestrians and cyclists free-flowing access along the street 24-hours-a-day.

A lift will be provided at each side of the bridge, capable of carrying mobility scooters and pushchairs. Work starts on the bridge today and it is hoped it will be open to the public by this time next year.


Win a chance to view all copies of Magna Carta together

One of the original manuscripts is held at Lincoln Cathedral Credit: ITV News Calendar

The four surviving original Magna Carta manuscripts will go on display to the public for the first time to mark its 800th anniversary.

For one day only - 3 February 2015 - the documents from 1215 will be viewed by 1,215 people who have successfully won a ballot for tickets.

Two of the manuscripts are kept at the British Library, one at Lincoln Cathedral and one at Salisbury Cathedral. For this experience they will be on show at the British Library.

The ballot is free to enter and closes at the end of October. Click here for details.

Man jailed for child sex crimes

Stephen Lock Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A man has been jailed for a series of sex offences with a child.

Stephen Anthony Lock, 39, has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after being found guilty at Lincoln Crown Court of seven counts of sexual activity with a child and found not guilty of one count of rape.

The crimes happened between 2011 and 2012 at an address in Lincolnshire and at Lock’s home address in Leicester. The victim was 14-years-old at the time.

When sentencing Lock Judge John Pini QC said he had clearly groomed the young victim and had shown no remorse for his actions. Lock even claimed in evidence that the young girl was lying. He is the worst kind of sexual offender who not only subjected his victim to horrific offences but then tried to cover them up with lies, putting her and her family through the most unimaginable anguish.

I am incredibly pleased with the jury’s verdicts and the judge’s sentence but there really are no winners in this case. For the young girl and her family this has been a terrible time and they now have to start trying to rebuild their lives.

I want to commend the courage of the victim in this case, without her evidence and bravery we would never be able to take this dangerous offender off the streets and make sure he can’t repeat these offences. Without the whole family’s patience, cooperation, and support of the prosecution we would never have been able to get this conviction. We are incredibly grateful to them.

– DC Kirsty Longmuir, Lincolnshire Police

Pensioners dance troup perform for United Nations

Their oldest member is eighty-one, their youngest is in her early sixties, but that's not stopped the Magic Movers dance troup from Lincoln being invited to Geneva to perform at the United Nations Headquarters.

The invitation came completely out of the blue as the Economic Commission for Europe was looking at a way of marking the International Day of Older Persons.

Adam Fowler reports.

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