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Two women seriously injured on pedestrian crossing

Two women are in hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car on Roman Bank, outside Butlins.

The women were crossing the road using a controlled pedestrian crossing just before 1am. The driver of the silver Volkswagen Golf, which was travelling in the direction of Ingoldmells, was not seriously injured.

The two women, one aged 22, have been taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

"This is a terrible collision, two women have been very seriously injured and any information witnesses can offer that will help our investigation would be very useful. We appeal to anyone who was in the area of Roman Bank near to Butlins around the time of the collision to contact the witness appeal line 01522 558855."

– Sgt Adrian Scargill the East Midlands Operational Support Service


Two due in court over death of man killed after attending wake

A man and woman are due in court over the death of a man killed after attending a wake.

Wayne Baxter, 44, was found stabbed at a house on Croft Bank near Skegness

Wayne Baxter who was 44 was found stabbed on Croft Bank near Skegness in Lincolnshire. He was taken to hospital but later died.

Sean Booth who is 25 and Sarah Booth who is 36, both from Croft Bank, Croft, have been charged with the murder .They are due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court today.


Sixth whale is confirmed dead

No more suffering for the whale

A whale washed up on a beach in Norfolk has died. British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the creature died shortly after 8pm this evening.

It had been stranded at Hunstanton since this morning and is believed to have been in the same pod as the five sperm whales that beached and died on the East coast last week.

We're very sad to confirm that the whale has died but it is a bit of a relief because it had been in quite a lot of suffering.

– Stephen Marsh, BDMLR

Police appeal over attack on Skegness teen

Police in Skegness are asking the public for information about an assault on a teenage girl.

Credit: Press Association

Detectives say the attack on the 17-year-old was unprovoked and took place in the Brunswick Drive / Vernon Road area of the town on Friday 22nd January.

The victim was walking down the street and was stopped by two males who asked her for cannabis then proceeded to search her pockets, before punching her and running away onto Grosvenor Road, laughing.

The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered a facial injury.

The two suspects are described as being white, 17-19 years old, around 5'7" tall, and of skinny build. One was wearing a black coat with a string pulled hood, grey tracksuit bottoms and red Adidas trainers and the other had a dark coat and black tracksuit bottoms.

Hopes that sixth whale could still be alive

Could lone whale have survived?

There are hopes that a sixth whale - from the same pod as five which died on the east coast - could still be alive in the North Sea.

Five whales which beached on the Lincolnshire coast were removed by diggers last week. But rescuers say that six whales were spotted not far away off the Norfolk Coast two days before the first whale was discovered. It's believed the sixth whale might now be roaming the North Sea alone having lost all the other members of its pod.

Scientists to determine why whales went to Lincolnshire

Scientists say they are now collaborating with colleagues in Germany and the Netherlands to try and determine why four whales stranded on Lincolnshire's east coast.

Three whales were washed up on Skegness beach Credit: PA

Three of the four whales which stranded in Skegness and wainfleet were removed from Skegness beach last night and have now been taken to a landfill site in Sheffield.

The zoological society of London say they're as yet no closer to determining why the creatures came into the shallow North Sea waters and have warned they may never be completely sure.

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