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Young girl hit by bus at Lincoln level crossing

An investigation is underway after a collision involving an 8-year-old girl and a bus at a level crossing in Lincoln.

The single decker bus clipped the girl as she walked alongside the pavement in the road on High Street at around 12.19 today.

She fell over into the road and was helped up by a passer-by.

The girl who was with her father at the time did not require medical treatment.

The bus was driven by a 62 year old man.

Body found in River Witham

Police are currently in attendance in the Firth Road area of Lincoln after the body of a man was discovered in the river this morning (Monday 17th August).

The discovery was reported to police at 7:00am. Officers and emergency services are in the area while work is carried out to recover the body. Work to identify the man will also take place.

Updates will be released as soon as possible.


Sand sculpture to celebrate 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Work will start today on a giant Magna Carta themed sand sculputre at Lincoln Castle. The design shows King John and the Barons as the Magna Carta is about to be sealed. It's being constructed as part of celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the document.

The design is being created by world-renowned Dutch artist, Remy Hoggard, together with her Beverley-born husband, Paul Hoggard. Their previous work includes an image of lionesses at the Pride of Federal Way during the World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Washington in 2011.

Woman must pay £740 for leaving bins out

A Lincoln woman has been ordered to pay £740 after repeatedly leaving her bins outside her house, obstructing the pavement.

Clare Clifton left her bins out for between two to five days after her collection day on at least six occasions between March 20 and June 1 this year.

She was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £150, as well as a £40 victims’ surcharge and £150 Criminal Courts Charge after being found guilty in her absence at a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Case on Thursday, August 13.

City of Lincoln Council first investigated the case in March following a complaint from a member of the public. An officer from the council’s Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour team found three wheeled bins had been left out obstructing the pavement two days after collection day.

A warning letter was sent and several further attempts to contact Clifton also failed. She was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice on May 22 but this was not paid and the council reluctantly decided to take legal action.

“In cases like this we make several visits and issue at least two warnings before going to court as a last resort. We prefer to work with people to explain why taking your bin in is so important and help them if there is a particular reason they are struggling to do so. However, in this case, we were unable to make contact and all opportunities to resolve the situation were ignored.

“People obstructing pavements and streets by leaving out their bins is one of the most common complaints we receive. It is quite a serious issue, especially in some parts of Lincoln where streets are very narrow. The bins unsightly but more importantly they are a nuisance and a danger to pedestrians. The elderly, wheelchair users, families with young children and children in pushchairs are either forced onto the road or cannot get past.”

– Sam Barstow, Service Manager for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour

Family pay tribute to 'dedicated father' killed in Lincoln motorbike crash

Jonathan Green died after his motorbike collided with a car in Lincolon Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The family of a motorbike rider who was killed in a collision on Tuesday have paid tribute to a 'dedicated father and friend'.

53-year-old Jonathan Green died when his bike collided with a car on Tritton Road in Lincoln. A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Jonathan leaves a huge hole in our lives and words can't describe how devastated the family is feeling. He was a dedicated father and a friend to everyone.

– Family statement

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in Lincolnshire raids

Thousands of illegal cigarettes were seized during a raid in Lincolnshire on Tuesday.

Mylo, the sniffer dog, also assisted in the investigation Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire Police, along with Trading Standards and other agencies found counterfeit tobacco and a new illegal brand of cigarettes at addresses in Mablethorpe. The products have been sent away for further analysis.

We received intel via Crimestoppers that fake cigarettes were being stored and sold from the properties. We acted quickly with our enforcement colleagues from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Police forces, and managed to intercept packets of non-duty paid and incorrectly labelled cigarettes and counterfeit hand rolled tobacco.

– Lincolnshire County Council


Woman arrested after motorbike rider dies in Lincoln collision

A woman in Lincolnshire has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died in a collision on Tuesday.

Credit: ITV News

This collision took place at the junction of Tritton Road with Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at around 3:45pm yesterday afternoon.

The 53-year-old Lincoln man was riding a white Triumph Bonneville motorcycle when it collided with a 25-year-old woman's silver Audi TT

The motorbike rider died at the scene and the road was closed until late evening.

The woman, also from Lincoln has been released on police bail as officers ask anyone with information to come forward.

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