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Clean-up after illegal rave costs thousands

The cost of clearing up after an illegal rave in Lincolnshire is set to run into thousands of pounds.

The Forestry Commission say the event at the end of May in Twyford Woods has also led to a planned event this weekend being cancelled as the clean-up continues. 13 people have been charged with a range of offences, while a further 26 people were released on police bail.

Charges over illegal rave

Site of the illegal rave

Lincolnshire police say 13 people have now been charged after an illegal rave near Bourne over the weekend. There were multiple arrests at Twyford Woods as officers ended the illegal event. They also confiscated sound equipment and some vehicles.The various charges range from drugs offences to drink driving. 26 people have been released on bail whilst further investigations are carried out.


Police bring illegal rave to an end

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that they ended the illegal rave at Twyford Woods, near Bourne, last night on health and safety grounds. The operation was carried out during daylight between 7.30pm and 9.15pm. No one was injured.

12 more arrests were made for various offences bringing the total since it began to 28. A number of vehicles have been seized along with sound amplification equipment and generators.

The force closed the A1 during Sunday evening for the police operation. They have apologised to motorists.

We felt it necessary because of our concerns for public safety and the proximity of the illegal event to the A1 and people attempting to return to cars left on the verges of the carriageway.

– Lincolnshire Police

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
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