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Rapist Steven Saint sentenced to eight years

A man has been jailed after admitting multiple rape offences.

Steven Saint's offences date back to August 2015. Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Appearing at Lincoln Crown Court 37-year-old Steven Saint was given an eight year sentence for two offences of rape and one offence of assault whilst resisting arrest.

The offences date back to August 2015.

Steven Saint has pleaded guilty today and starts his sentence. My thoughts today are with the victim who has shown particular strength and bravery against a violent man.

– Investigating Officer Detective Constable Jacquie Crozier


A46 southbound closed after lorry overturns

A46 southbound closed due to overturned lorry and recovery work between A1434 at Pennells Roundabout, Lincoln and A1133 Winthorpe Island, Newark.

Road remains closed for recovery work after a lorry overturned on Monday evening.

The road is expected to be closed for most of the morning.

A diversion route is over 33 miles long.

Traffic should head north on the A46 Lincoln Bypass, then take the A57 west to Markham Moor and the A1 south to rejoin the A46 at the Winthorpe Interchange at Newark.

Compromise reached over Lincoln hedge row

An 89-year-old man from Lincoln, who was told he would have to cut back his 100 metre long hedge, has come to a compromise with the council.

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Lincolnshire County Council told Roy Downson his hedge was a health and safety hazard because it overhung the pavement.

They wanted it cut right back to the wall but, following a petition from thousands of people, they have agreed to it being trimmed by just one metre.

The work has been carried out and Mr Dowson says he is pleased with the result.

Body found in Lincolnshire drainage dyke

A body has been found in a drainage dyke in Sutton Road in Thrusthorpe this morning .

Underwater search teams are at the scene to recover the body Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police were alerted to the scene by a member of the public at 8.30am. An underwater search unit is on the scene to recover the body, which is believed to be male.

His death is being treated as unexplained.

Man's body found in Lincoln city centre

An investigation is underway in Lincoln after the body of a man was found in the city centre.

A man's body was found off Free School Lane in Greyfriars pathway.

Police were called to Free School Lane in Greyfriars Pathway around 6am on Saturday February 6.

The man is thought to be in his 30.

Police say the cause of his death is unknown.


Lincolnshire couple to talk about Greek refugee crisis

The former CEO of Lincolnshire Cathedral and his wife are to do a talk about their experiences visiting a refugee camp in Greece.

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Phillip Hamlyn Williams and his wife Maggie recently returned from an aid mission on the Greek Island of Lesbos.

They visited refugees at the Moria camp and are calling on the UK government to do more about the crisis.

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.

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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