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Coastal overnight car parking row

A group of mobile home owners are facing legal action to stop them camping on a car park on the East Coast.

Lincolnshire County Council says it's taking the steps after four years of complaints from local people and businesses near to the Huttoft Car Terrace between Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells.

A barrier to stop large mobile homes using the site has been cut down several times costing taxpayers thousands of pounds. Adam Fowler reports.

Pensioner's jewels stolen by conmen

A 91 year-old woman in Mablethorpe has had jewellery stolen from her home after being targeted by conmen.

On Tuesday 18 February, a man called at the lady's address in the Seaholme Road area, asking to buy any unwanted jewellery. She allowed the man into the house and showed him some items of jewellery before agreeing a sale on a number of pieces. She later discovered that other items were missing.

Police are treating the incident as a distraction burglary and are reminding residents to be very careful about allowing strangers into their homes. A resident in Sutton-On-Sea contacted police on Tuesday 25 February to report a suspicious man who was visiting houses asking to buy jewellery.


Cannabis found in Mablethorpe house

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of producing drugs after a haul of Cannabis was found in a Mablethorpe house.

On Tuesday, officers en route to an unrelated incident in George Street, Mablethorpe, noticed a smell of Cannabis coming from a house on the street.

A search of the house revealed a large amount of plants being cultivated in the upstairs bedrooms.

Two men, aged 40 and 57, were arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug.

Neighbour catches roof blaze on film

Around 20 firefighters have tackled a blaze in Lincolnshire which left a house badly damaged. A neighbour captured on camera the moment the fire took hold in the roof of the semi-detached property in Mablethorpe. It then quickly spread and destroyed the rest of the roof.

It was soon brought under control and no-one was hurt.

Report: Sand blast

Extra sand, dumped on beaches to increase sea defences on the east coast, is being blown inland and causing problems according to residents. Many who live in Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe are calling for more to be done by the Environment Agency who put the sand there in the first place.

Kate Hemingway reports:

Man dies in crash in Mablethorpe

A 22-year-old man from the Chesterfield area has died at the scene of a crash in Mablethorpe. The man was the driver and only person in a silver VW Polo car when it left the road on Gibraltar Road and collided with a wall.

Local diversions are being set up and the road will be closed for a prolonged period while police examine the scene and remove the vehicle.

No-one else was injured in the crash.

Anyone who saw what happened is encouraged to get in touch with the Collision Witness Hotline 01522 558855.


Police hunt sex attacker

Specially trained officers will be interviewing the victim of an alleged sexual assault that took place at a property in Theddlethorpe, near Mablethorpe.

The offender, who is not believed to be known to the victim, left the scene and police are currently searching the area with trained dog handlers and with the support of the Humberside Police helicopter.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, around 5ft 9/10 with cropped dark hair and dark eyebrows. He is of a stocky build with a round face and there is a possibility that he speaks with a soft irish accent.

Children rescued from the sea at Mablethorpe

A young brother and sister were rescued by RNLI lifeguards on Saturday after they got into difficulty in the sea at Mablethorpe. The children were playing when they were spotted drifting towards an outfall pipe where there is often a rip current running which can be dangerous for swimmers.

When lifeguards reached the 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, the boy was struggling and starting to go under the water.

Both children, who could not swim, were taken back to the safety of the lifeguard unit on the beach to recover and to be reunited with their parents.

They were outside the safe swim area and were starting to struggle in the water when the lifeguards reached them. Another few seconds and it could have been a very different story. Fortunately the children seemed to be ok, although the boy was badly shocked. The area patrolled by lifeguards on the beach is clearly marked by red and yellow flags and we advise anyone who wants to swim in the sea to stay in that area. It is particularly important that anyone who can’t swim well should stick to the shallow water and not get out of their depth."

– Mark Hargreaves, RNLI lifeguard supervisor

For more information about how to stay safe at the seaside, click here.

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