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Two injured in Boston dog attack

Two people have suffered serious injuries following a dog attack incident in Boston.

The incident happened at 3.20pm on Monday 2 June in Margaret Drive.

A 41 year-old woman walking her dog was attacked by another dog. She suffered deep lacerations and her dog received several bites.

An 80 year-old man who intervened to help suffered a facial injury, bites to his hand and a suspected fractured arm. Both victims were treated at Boston Pilgrim hospital.

The dog involved was contained in a police van and subsequently destroyed at the request of the owner.

Two people were interviewed at Boston Police Station in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.

The actions of the intervening passerby undoubtedly saved the lady and her dog from more serious injury and he has been badly hurt himself as a consequence. I would like to extend my thanks, on behalf of Lincolnshire Police, for his courageous and selfless community spirit".

– Community Inspector Jim Manning, Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire PCC report shows rise in sexual offences

The number of sexual offences in Lincolnshire has risen by nearly twenty per cent year on year according to the Police and Crime Commissioner's annual report, published today.

Overall crime is down by nearly three per cent and there were big drops in the levels of anti-social behaviour and burglaries.

The commissioner, Alan Hardwick, has defended his policy after the Police Federation criticised him for spending more than £600,000 on police volunteers, instead of frontline officers:


Police appeal for information following fatal motorcycle crash

Lincolnshire Police are appealing to the public for information after two collisions involving motorcycles in the county at the weekend.

One motorcyclist died after his yellow Triumph Daytona was in a crash with an Asda delivery van at around 3pm on Sunday near Frodingham.

Police appealing for witnesses to two crashes involving motorcycles

Officers believe a burgundy sports car might have been involved or in the area at the time.

A separate collision in Cleethorpes left another motorcyclist with life threatening injuries when he was in a crash with a red Vauxhall Corsa on Queen Mary Avenue.

A second motorcyclist involved in that crash has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit.

Police are appealing for witnesses to either crash to contact them.

Man's jaw fractured by single punch in Lincoln bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man's jaw was broken in four places when he was punched in a Lincoln bar.

They have released photographs of people they would like to speak to.

Police would like to speak to people seen at the Jailhouse Rock bar in Lincoln

The 22-year-old was taken to hospital where plates had to be fitted.

He was punched at the Jail House Rock Bar on May 10 but it was not reported to police until several days later.

Police would like to speak to people seen at the Jailhouse Rock bar in Lincoln

Man's body pulled from river in Boston

The body of a man, thought to be in his 20s, has been recovered from the River Witham, in Boston, Lincolnshire. Police say they believe they know his identity and have told his family. Officers are describing his death as "unexplained."

Lincolnshire Police say they were called to an area of the River Witham near High Street and South Street at 9.20am on Sunday, after a member of the public saw a body in the water. The body was recovered from the river with the help of firefighters.

The Coroner has been informed and the man's death is being treated as unexplained until the results of a post mortem examination are known.

Toy bears donated for children after trauma

Lincolnshire Police say the response to an appeal for knitted bears has been tremendous.

PCSO Dave Bunker with donated bears

Groups across the county have answered the call to provide toy bears to be given free to children involved in road traffic accidents to help console them while emergency services deal with the incident.

Sue Bain, the Federation Secretary for the Lincolnshire North Federation of WIs contacted PCSO Dave Bunker to tell him that the WI ladies had been 'knitting like demons' and she arranged for him to collect hundreds of bears from them at their Annual Council Meeting held in Skegness.

Meawhile, in Winthorpe, the local 'Knit & Natter' group have knitted over 500 bears and a Teddy Bear Egg Hunt is being organised by PCSO Dee Phillips on April 22.


Hardwick apologises over Chief Constable's suspension

Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has offered his "sincere and unreserved" apology to the county's Chief Constable who he illegally suspended last year.

The Police and Crime Panel told Mr Hardwick to apologise over the way he handled the suspension of the then temporary chief constable Neil Rhodes - and today he did. The row, which cost taxpayers £165,000, was over an employment dispute last year. Matt Price reports.

Police launch murder inquiry in Gainsborough

Lincolnshire Police have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery last week of the body of a man at a house in Gainsborough.

They have also named the victim as Latvian national Ivans Zdanovics, 24, who lived at the property in Etherington Street.

Prior to the discovery of the body the property had been on fire and following preliminary tests it is believed he died as a result of smoke inhalation.

70-year-old arrested over OAP murder

A 70 year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the death of a Gosberton woman.

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Hedgefield Hurn, Gosberton, at on Thursday 10 October, where 69 year-old Margaret Morton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Following a post mortem examination a murder enquiry was launched.

A 70 year-old man, who has not been named, was arrested and then subsequently bailed until 9 December whilst the investigation continues.

Bravery nomination for Lincolnshire officers

Three Lincolnshire police officers who rescued a man from a burning car have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award. In October 2011 PCs David Brennan, David Burdon and Sarah Luker were called to an accident at KirtonHolme, near Boston.

The driver of one of the vehicles had failed to stop and raced off but shortly after had veered off the road and flipped onto its roof into a drainage ditch. The car was immediately engulfed by flames and witnesses reported that they believed the driver would not have survived.

Within four minutes, the three officers were at the scene. PC Luker smashed the front passenger window and crawled into the car and started pulling the driver to safety. PC Brennan used his fire extinguisher to try and put out the flames which were now lapping into the passenger area.

He then pulled the car door open and helped PC Luker pull the passenger through the thick black smoke to safety. PC Burdon remained alongside the other two officers and dragged the driver from the car onto the slope of the ditch.

PC David Burdon Credit: Lincolnshire Police
PC David Brennan Credit: Lincolnshire Police
PC Sarah Luker Credit: Lincolnshire Police
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