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No Overall Control North East Lincolnshire

No overall control at North East Lincolnshire Council following election.

Labour remains the largest party after last night's election, but the Liberal Democrats making the biggest gains of the night.

The political make-up of the council is now: Labour:18 Conservatives:11 UKIP:5 Liberal Democrats: 5 Independants:3


Man from Grimsby goes missing without shoes

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 21-year-old from Grimsby who has not been seen for two days.

He was last seen without any shoes Credit: Humberside Police

Liam Pullen was last seen a on Friday evening leaving on address in Cleethorpes after a misunderstanding with a friend.

He left the address wearing a navy coat with a hood, navy top and grey jogging bottoms and without any shoes on.

Three arrested on suspicion of murdering man from Grimsby

A murder investigation is underway and three people have been arrested following the death of a 64-year-old man at an address on Weelsby Street, Grimsby.

Will 'Billy' Baker Credit: ITV News

Police were called shortly before 1pm on Wednesday January 6 after 64-year-old William Baker was found dead at the address.

The man’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Two other people, a 34-year-old woman and 34-year-old man, were arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and are in custody assisting police with their enquires.

Police are now appealing for further information from the public.

Man arrested after standoff involving firearm

A man in Grimsby has been arrested after a standoff with armed officers.

Humberside Police were called at 8.40pm last night reporting a disturbance at an address on Weelsby Street, Grimsby where someone was reportedly threatened with a firearm.

Armed response officers were deployed to the area and following enquiries attended a second address on Weelsby Street.

At around 6.20am today (November 8) following a stand off a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and firearm possession with intent to raise fear of violence.

He remains in police custody at this time.

A firearm was recovered at the second address following the stand-off.

A number of cordons were put in place during the incident.


Great Grimsby MP 'glad to hand reins over' to George

George Kavanagh is passionate about his home town Credit: George Kavanagh

The Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn says she would be happy to give George Kavanagh her seat in Parliament.

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If you were watching ITV Calendar this evening, you may have seen our report on the launch of the Grimsby & Cleethorpes Monopoly Board and in particular, ten-year-old George who says those who have their doubts about his home town of Grimsby 'need to be slapped in the face with a wet fish'.

What we did not have time to mention is that George is also an ambassador for St Andrew's Hospice in Grimsby - which also features on the board. Sadly, George lost his father to cancer and George is deeply grateful to the hospice for its help in his final days.

Flags hoisted for Merchant Navy Day

North East Lincolnshire will fly the Red Ensign at Grimsby Town Hall and the Remembrance Gate at Cleethorpes today to raise awareness of the UK's ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

The Red Ensign will be flown above Grimsby Town Hall to mark Merchant Navy Day

Flags will be raised by the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Cliff Barber at Grimsby Town Hall at 10.00am and at the Remembrance Gate at Cleethorpes at 12.30pm.

North East Lincolnshire Council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the UK Merchant Navy's official flag to be flown on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs.

"The Merchant Navy has played a significant part in the culture of this country and it's great that we have national recognition for our seafarers.

"North East Lincolnshire has a proud history of working with the Merchant Navy, and it's important to remember those who served in the service.

"They deserve prime place alongside the other forces who courageously gave their efforts and lives in the wars."

– Cllr Cliff Barber, Mayor of North East Lincolnshire

Teenage girl from Scunthorpe assaulted three times by trio

Three women who came to the aid of a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted on three occasions by a trio of girls in Scunthorpe have been urged to come forward.

The first attack is said to have happened at Saturday when the victim was in Sheffield Park with friends.

She was approached by three suspects, who were known to her, who pulled her to the floor before kicking, punching and biting her.

An unknown woman came to her aid and she got away from the group and left the park.

The gang caught up with the victim near the shop on Ferry Road, where they are said to have resumed their attack.

On this occasion, an elderly woman is said to have intervened and the victim again managed to leave the area.

As she approached Fedora’s Club, Ferry Road, she is said to have been attacked by the suspects for the third time.

A lady called Samavia then came to her aid and the victim managed to get home.

As a result of the attacks, the victim suffered painful lumps, bruising and bite marks.

Luckily incidents of this nature are rare. However, this was a nasty and prolonged attack on a young victim and we are doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice. We take incidents of this nature very seriously and we would urge any witnesses – particularly the three women who came to the aid of the victim – to come forward.

– DC Ian Hauton, Humberside Police
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