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Teenager injured while crossing Scunthorpe road

A teenager needed hospital treated after being struck by a vehicle as he crossed the road with a friend in Scunthorpe.

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It happened at 4.30pm on Monday October 31 as the pair walked across Church Lane in Scunthorpe.

The boy's friend was a little further across the road than him when a silver Jeep type vehicle collided with his elbow, causing him to fall to the pavement.

He was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital for bruising and swelling injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, described as a white woman, aged in her 60s, did not stop at the scene and police want to trace them or any witnesses.


M180 roadworks cause chaos in Scunthorpe

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One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to roadworks on M180 Westbound between J4 A15 / A18 (Scawby) and J3 M181 (Scunthorpe).

Lane one (of two) is closed after over-running roadworks due to problems with tarmac.

The motorway was completely closed Westbound until around 08:00.

It will have to be fully closed again tonight to finish the work.


Key witness sought after sex attack on schoolgirl

Police in Scunthorpe are seeking a key witness after an alleged sex attack on a 12 year old schoolgirl.

The incident is believed to have happened when the girl was walking her dog along Sheffield Street near to the busy junction of Frodingham Road on Monday morning.

A man is alleged to have approached her from behind and indecently touched her.

Police say they are viewing CCTV footage to help identify the alleged suspect and do not believe the incident is linked to any other.

"Where this incident allegedly occurred is a very busy junction and at 7.30am on a Monday morning it would have been busy with traffic. I need to speak to anyone who believes they may have witnessed this indecent assault and can offer a description of the man.

"Additional police officers have been drawn into the area to offer reassurance and I have a team of detectives working through the CCTV footage and following up enquiries. If properties and shops along Sheffield Street have CCTV and we have not been in touch, please call us too."

– Detective Inspector Joanne Taylor, Protecting Vulnerable People Unit

Scunthorpe man punched before having mobile stolen

Humberside Police are appealing for information after a man was allegedly assaulted before having his mobile stolen from his pocket.

Police say the incident took place just after midnight yesterday Credit: Press Association

Police say a LG Spirit mobile phone was stolen from the man when he was assaulted just after midnight yesterday as he walked along Plymouth Road in Scunthorpe.

It is alleged the 34-year-old Scunthorpe man was at the junction of Padstow Walk and Plymouth Road when he was approached from behind by the suspect.

He was reportedly punched in the eye, resulting in swelling and bruising, before the thief put his hand into the victim's pocket and took the mobile phone.

The suspect was a white man, slim build, wearing a green hooded top and dark trousers.

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