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Concern grows over missing Lithuanian man

Police in Lincoln say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' about a man who has been reported missing.

Have you seen Linas? Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Linas Paplauskas, who is originally from Luthuania, was reported missing on 28th November after his family had not seen or heard from him in several weeks.

He had been living and working in Lincoln since August 2014 and Lincolnshire Police are asking anyone who has seen him to get in touch.

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Police searching for missing man in Lincoln

Police in Lincoln are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Have you seen Liam? Credit: Lincolnshire Police

35-year-old Liam Stewart was reported missing at around 5:30pm on Wednesday evening. He was last seen at around 10am in the Tattershall area of the city.

He is described as being around 6ft 6in in height, of stocky build, and with medium length brown hair. He is believed to be wearing a brown leather jacket with a black hood, white T-shirt, and white trainers.

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Stewart’s welfare and would to hear from him or from anyone who may have seen him.

Lincoln CCTV upgrade approved

Proposals for a major upgrade to Lincoln’s CCTV system have been approved.

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The city’s current camera network, managed by City of Lincoln Council, was set up in 1996 and operates 24-hours a day.

A vital tool for Lincolnshire Police and other emergency services, in 2014-15 the unit dealt with more than 14,000 incidents and assisted in 1,800 arrests, with incidents relating to many types of criminal activity.

CCTV operators also work with partners, including Lincoln BIG and the Street Pastors, to help get assistance to people in distress or those who are unwell or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They also help in searches for missing people and provide support for incidents such as road traffic collisions.

The city council’s Executive last night gave approval to invest in the region of £300,000 to bring the CCTV system up-to-date to be a wireless operation, achieving in the order of £500,000 savings over the next few years.

It is excellent that our Executive has agreed the funding to upgrade Lincoln’s CCTV system as the safety of residents, visitors and businesses in the city is of paramount importance.

We will now be able to work on bringing in a new, modern system using the latest wireless technology that will continue to protect the city for years to come.

– Caroline Bird, Community Services Manager

Poppies tribute to come to Lincoln Castle

Part of the poppies sculpture, which wowed millions at the Tower of London, is to go on display at Lincoln Castle.

The 'Wave' tribute will go on display at Lincoln Castle

"Wave", which is one part of the stunning war tribute, is currently at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. The display remembers soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.

It will be at Lincoln Castle between May and September next year. Lincoln was chosen because of its association with the manufacture of weapons and munitions during the First World War.

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Proposals to upgrade Lincoln's CCTV cameras system to be discussed

Lincoln's CCTV system could undergo a major upgrade if proposals are given the go-ahead today.

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The city's current camera network, managed by City of Lincoln Council, was set up in 1996 and operates 24-hours a day.

It has proved to be a vital tool for Lincolnshire Police and other emergency services - in 2014-15 the unit dealt with more than 14,000 incidents and assisted in 1,800 arrests, with incidents relating to many types of criminal activity, including public order offences, murder, sexual assaults and theft.

CCTV operators also work with partners such as Lincoln BIG and the Street Pastors to help get assistance to people in distress or those who are unwell or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It also assists in searches for missing people and provides support for incidents such as road traffic collisions.

Parts of the system have been in place since the network was installed but the city council's Executive is being asked to consider investment in the region of £300,000 from the invest to save fund to bring the CCTV system up-to-date to be a wireless operation, achieving £508,000 savings against the budget in the medium term financial strategy.

The city council's Executive will consider the recommendations for the CCTV upgrade at its meeting later today.

Grandfather admits murdering nine-year-old grandson

A grandfather has admitted murdering his nine-year-old grandson. Lincoln Crown Court was told that Alex Robinson was drowned in a bath by 65-year-old Stewart Greene.

Grandfather Stewart Greene admitted murdering his grandson

Alex was left in Greene's care at his mother's home in Lincoln last December.

Nine-year-old Alex Robinson was left in his grandfather's care last December

Greene said he was angry at his daugther for not letting him live with her. The court heard Greene had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals since the 1980s. He will be sentenced later today.

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