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Police arrest armed panda 'onesie' robbery suspects

Detectives investigating an armed raid carried out by robbers dressed in panda 'onesies' have arrested two suspects.

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Lincolnshire Police said a 17-year-old youth and a man aged 21 were detained on Tuesday on suspicion of robbery, burglary and theft from a shop. The pair have since been given police bail pending further inquiries into a robbery at a shop in Eastgate, Louth, on Sunday November 29.

A female member of staff was forced to remove cash from a safe during the raid involving two offenders, one of whom was thought to be carrying a handgun.

Police searching for armed robbers in panda 'onesies'

Police are investigating after a newsagents in Louth was held up in an armed robbery by two men wearing panda 'onesies'.

Police are searching for these panda impersonating robbers Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police say the men entered a shop on Eastgate in the town around 7:30pm on Sunday evening and used what is thought to be a handgun to force a female member of staff to empty cash from the safe.

The woman was unhurt and the men left the scene on foot. Detectives are asking anyone living nearby to check their bins for the discarded outfits.


Fatal motorcycle accident on A16

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car on the A16 between Grimsby and Louth last night.

Emergency services were called to the village of Utterby at 22.45pm where a motor cycle had collided with a silver VW Touran. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The car driver, a 54-year-old local woman was taken to Grimsby Hospital suffering from shock.

Police are not naming the motorcyclist until relatives have been traced. They are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who saw either the motor cycle or the VW Touran prior to the collision, or the collision itself, to contact them.

Pensioner sentenced to life for murder of disabled partner

A pensioner from Louth has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her vulnerable partner.

Lynn Stallard

67-year-old Lynn Stallard was told she must serve a minimum of 12 years for the murder of 68-year-old Louis Spires.

Lincoln Crown Court previously heard she smothered her long-term partner, who was registered disabled and partially sighted, after an argument.

His family released a statement saying he had suffered for years at Stallard's hands.

Louis is, and will always be, missed by all his family and friends. He was such a lovely, caring man, who would not hurt anyone, so it was such a shock to hear of the terrible and tragic news of how his life was taken from him too soon. We just want justice for Louis now, not just for his death but for all the pain and suffering Louis had to deal with over the years at the hands of Lynn Stallard, someone who was meant to care and look after him as he was registered disabled and partially sighted. He needed help, which he did not get.

– Malcolm Spires, brother of Louis Spires

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with ambulance

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision on the A16 at Burwell, near Louth.

The collision happened shortly after 6pm last night and involved a BMW motorbike and an EMAS ambulance.

The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old man from Spilsby, was taken to Grimsby hospital and later transferred to the major trauma unit at Hull Royal Infirmary.

His condition is described as serious but stable.


Minion and batman assaulted on Louth stag do

Police appealing for witnesses after two men one wearing a minion costume and the other dressed as batman were assaulted whilst celebrating a stag do.

The unprovoked assault happened in the Northgate area of the town between 3am and 4am on Sunday September 27. Both victims, aged 27 and 34, were attacked by two men who punched them and hit them in the face with a traffic cone.

One of the offenders is decribed as around 18, of stocky build, with short blonde hair and wearing a blue button up shirt.

Burghley horse trials: Louth's Rosalind among top scoring British riders

Rosalind Canter from Louth is finishing today's competition among the top-scoring British riders.

Rosalind is now in 26th place. She is up against a whole host of famous riders, including Olympic, World and European champions.

It follows a successful 12 months for the event rider, who was selected for Great Britain's Nations Cup Eventing Squad last year. Today, she was full of praise for her co-star, Allstar B.

Woman kicked in face by teens while walking dog

A woman is recovering after she was attacked by two teenagers while walking her dog in Lincolnshire.

The woman was attacked while walking her dog in Louth Credit: Google Maps

The 20-year-old was crouching to get something out of her bag when she was kicked or punched in the face. She then saw the two figures running away.

The woman was walking down the alleyway between Mill Lane and Sandringham Drive in Louth which runs alongside the school playing field just before midnight last Friday.

She has bruising and swelling to her face as a result of the attack.

Louth cattle market back up for sale

The Livestock Market site in Louth will be put on the open market, East Lindsey District Council's Executive Board have decided tonight.

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The council had agreed to sell Louth Cattle Market to supermarket chain Asda in July 2014.

However, in March this year, Asda revised its bid and the sale of the site off Newmarket was halted.

The council said tonight marketing the site again will help them to gauge the level of interest before deciding on how to proceed.

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