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Two men arrested after cannabis raid

Two men have been arrested after police seized a substantial amount of cannabis grow at a house in Stamford.

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Over 50 cannabis plants were seized during the raid at the property in St Paul’s Street, Stamford, on Monday morning.

Officers searching the premises seized a substantial amount of cannabis and growing equipment.

Two men aged 56 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of the production of drugs and taken in custody for questioning.

They have been bailed to return to the police station in June whilst the investigation is ongoing.

Hospital try to solve festive mystery after 50 years

Could you help to solve a mystery that has left people wondering for more than 50 years?

Nursing staff at Stamford Hospital have been receiving festive thank you cards from a former patient since 1960 but they do not know who they were.

Staff say there are very few clues as to who it could be - but say they want to track him down, because it is their turn to say thank you.


Police appeal after sexual assault in Stamford

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Stamford are appealing for a potential witness to come forward.

On Friday 4th July, just after 4pm, a woman walking her dog on the footpath which joins Selwyn Road to Churchill Road was approached by a man who grabbed her breast.

The offender is described as a slim white man, approximately 18 years old, 5ft - 5ft 7" tall, with short dark hair parted to one side.

Police believe a woman in her twenties, who was walking a three-legged Spaniel at the time, may have witnessed the incident and they are appealing for her to come forward.

Lincolnshire veterans' D-Day tribute canoe challenge

Two ex-servicemen from Lincolnshire, are among of a group of former soldiers, who are paying their own tribute to the heroes of D-Day by travelling across the English Channel to Normandy by canoe to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic assault.

Matt Almond, 37, from Lincoln and Richard Bentley, 50, from Stamford, are among the group of six setting off from Portland, Dorset today in three two-man canoes, enduring two nights at sea and paddling a total of 124miles, finally arriving at Arromanches-les-Bains, by first light on Friday.

Family of Sebastian Goold thank well-wishers

The family of a boy who fell from the back of a moving coach have thanked well wishers for their support.

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Sebastian Goold was part of a team travelling back to Stamford from a rugby tournament in Holt, north Norfolk, when he fell from an exit floor on the coach, sustaining serious injuries.

His parents, Nick and Tracey Goold, said: "We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time.

"We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.

"However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family.

The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to commence today.


Rugby club "devastated" after boy falls from coach

Members of Stamford Rugby Club have said they are devastated after a 9-year-old boy fell from a coach which was returning from a tournament.

The club was travelling back from Holt in north Norfolk when Sebastian Goold fell out of a door near the back of the double decker - while other passengers queued for the toilet.

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Coach examined after boy's fall

A nine-year-old boy in critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach in Norfolk may have been injured after a door opened suddenly, police have said.

The boy, who was returning to his home in Lincolnshire after playing in a tournament in Norfolk for Stamford Rugby Club, was hurt after the incident on the A47 near King's Lynn.

Norfolk Police confirmed the boy's father was travelling on board the 71-seater double-decker coach while his mother travelled in a car as part of the convoy.

The youngsters were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt Rugby Club in North Norfolk.

The coach is being held in a secure compound where it is being examined by police and officials from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

Inspector Chris Brooks said: "This is a very difficult time for the boy's family and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

"As a result of initial inquiries we know just prior to the incident that people were queuing for the toilet.

"Somehow, the door has opened and the boy has fallen from the moving coach.

"We will also be speaking to other people who were on board at the time of the incident and it would be inappropriate to speculate on possible causes at this stage."

The boy has been transferred from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the serious collision investigation team at Norfolk Police on 101.

Boy critically injured after falling from a coach is named locally

A 9-year-old boy from Lincolnshire who fell out of the back of a coach has been named locally as Sebastian Goold.

He was part of a team returning to Stamford from a Rugby tournament in Norfolk. The coach was on the A47 near Kings Lynn. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. His club say they are shocked at what has happened.

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Police to examine coach after boy seriously injured

A nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling from a coach as it travelled on the A47 near King’s Lynn yesterday remains in a critical condition.

The boy was initially taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Police are today continuing with investigations into the circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach as it travelled on a stretch of single carriageway at Tilney All Saints.

The incident happened shortly before 3.45pm as the team travelled home from Stamford Rugby Club.

"As a result of initial enquiries we know just prior to the incident that people were queuing for the toilet. Somehow, the door has opened and the boy has fallen from the moving coach.

"The coach was recovered yesterday and is being kept in a secure compound. The vehicle will be examined by police and VOSA investigators and this is the focus of our enquiry at this stage.

"We will also be speaking to other people who were on board at the time of the incident and it would be inappropriate to speculate on possible causes at this stage.”

– Inspector Chris Brooks, from roads policing
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