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Illegal rave crowd attack police

Four police officers have been injured - one seriously - after officers came under attack from a large crowd of revellers when they broke up an illegal rave in Lincolnshire last night.

Four Lincolnshire Police officers were injured breaking up an illegal rave near Bourne

Police went to the Twyford Woods area, just off the A1, near Bourne, around midnight, after receiving a call from a member of the public complaining about loud noise and anti-social behaviour.

But when they attempted to break up the gathering they came under attack from the large crowd. Four officers were injured, one seriously but not life-threatening. A police dog was also injured.

Three women from Norfolk were arrested and police seized sound amplification equipment and generators. Police are asking motorists to avoid the roads around Twyford Woods whilst their enquiry continues.


Man stabbed in Grantham

A woman has been arrested after police and ambulance were called to a house in Grantham this morning where they found a man with a stab wound.

The emergency services were called to a property in River View Maltings about 11.30am this morning where they found the injured 42-year-old man, who was airlifted to the Queens Medical Centre for treatment.

The area has been cordoned off for a forensic examination.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested at the property and is being quizzed by detectives.

Appeal for witnesses to Sutterton collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a New Year's Eve crash, which resulted in a pensioner being airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries, to come forward.

The Spalding Road at Sutterton in Lincolnshire, was closed between 1.40pm and 5.45pm yesterday afternoon following the accident.

A man in his eighties was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre at Nottingham where he is being treated for multiple injuries. No other serious injuries were reported.

. "We particularly want to hear from anyone who saw either a white Ford Fiesta or a silver Peugeot 296 before they collided on Spalding Road, Sutterton or saw the two vehicles collide."

– Pc Andy Donnelly, Lincolnshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police through the witness hotline on 01522 558855 or 101 and leave a message for Pc Andy Donnelly.

Police release new photo in search for pensioner

Police ave released a new photograph as part of the search for a missing pensioner. 83-year-old Jack Foster has not been seen since leaving Grantham Hospital last Tuesday afternoon.

Missing: Jack Foster Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The new photo shows him wearing what looks like a brown 3/4 length anorak type coat with a hood, a deer stalker hat, black trousers and brown shoes.

Lincs summer drink-driving campaign an initial success

The number of motorists charged with drink driving has dropped dramatically this summer, compared to previous years, according to Lincolnshire Police.

A motorist being breathalysed Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Since launching its annual summer crackdown on June the 1st the force has charged fifty two people with drink related driving offences. Last summer 84 motorists were charged with drink related driving offences in the county.


Unexplained death in Lincoln

Police have launched an investigation after a 29-year old woman was found dead at an address in Sincil Bank, Lincoln just after midday.

Her death is being dealt with as unexplained and officers are currently on the scene at Sincil Bank.

We are currently dealing with an incident in Sincil Bank and are treating the death of a woman as unexplained at present.

“If anyone saw or heard anything in the area at the time we would like them to contact police with any information that may assist the inquiry.”

– DI Suzanne Davies, Lincolnshire Police

Cyclist found dead in roadside ditch

Police are investigating after a 55-year-old man was found in the bottom of a roadside ditch with what is believed to be his bicycle.

Police are investigating the death of a man near Spalding

The ditch had about 18 inches of water in the bottom. The man was certified as deceased at the scene.

The discovery of the body came at about 9:30pm on Monday evening and it was found that the man had been dead for some time.

Enquiries have begun to establish the movements of the deceased prior to his death.

The last confirmed sighting of him was by a neighbour at his home at around 10:00am yesterday morning.

The ditch referred to is near Gedney Hill Golf Club on West Drove North, Gedney Hill, Spalding

A post mortem will be carried out later today to establish the cause of death. Police are treating his death as unexplained.

Anyone who saw a cyclist near the golf club after 10:00am on Monday or who has any information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number and to quote incident number 489 of 9th June.

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:

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