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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.

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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".


Lincoln fire death no longer being treated as suspicious

The death of a 17-year-old boy in a fire in Lincoln earlier this week is no longer being treated as suspicious.

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Up to 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze which broke out just before 4.30pm on Monday evening.

Police believe the victim is called Thomas Taylor.

We are still not yet in a position to be able to officially name the person who died as a result of the fire because formal identification has not yet been carried out but we do believe it to be 17-year-old Thomas Taylor.

Our hearts go out to his family. As you’d expect, they are devastated. To lose their son at any time of the year would be heartbreaking but it is even more poignant at Christmas time. We have put measures in place to help and support them as best as we can and I’ve assured them that we are doing our utmost to get to the bottom of this and find out exactly what happened.

– Detective Inspector Mark Blackbourn

Boy, 17, identified as Lincoln fire victim

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a fire in Lincoln yesterday, police have confirmed.

The blaze on De Wint Avenue continues to be treated as unexplained. Formal identification of the teenager and a post mortem examination are expected to be carried out within the coming days.

Up to 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze which broke out just before 4.30pm yesterday. A number of enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances involved.

A woman and two men were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The fire occurred at a business premises which is beneath two other flats, police say.

This is a very traumatic and clearly tragic event for the family involved. For this to happen at any time of the year is devastating but particularly so at Christmas time. Our thoughts are very much with them.

– DI Mark Blackbourn

One dead after fire at De Wint Avenue in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Police say one person has died following the fire at De Wint Avenue this afternoon. They are working to try and establish the identity of the person.

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Nobody else was seriously injured during the incident, which broke out just before 4.30pm. Police are working with the Fire Service as the investigation continues to establish the exact circumstances involved.

Road closures were put in place in the area following the incident and De Wint Avenue and Shannon Avenue will remain closed until the morning.

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