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Police appeal to trace missing Ulceby man

Humberside Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from Ulceby.

Jamie Whitham who has gone missing from Ulceby Credit: Humberside Police

Jamie Whitham was last seen on Carr Road at 1.30pm on Sunday June 18, in the North Lincolnshire village. The 34-year-old is described as white, 5ft tall of medium build with short fair hair. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

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Travel: A180 closed due to two accidents near Ulceby

The A180 is closed in both directions, and there is slow traffic due to two accidents between A160 (Brocklesby Interchange, Ulceby) and M180 J5 / A15 / A18 (Barnetby Top, Bigby).

There is still a lot of congestion within the closure points on the Eastbound side, closed due to accidents on both sides.

CCTV appeal after dangerous driving at Ulceby level crossing

British Transport Police are looking to trace the driver of a van whose vehicle was overtaken by a HGV at Ulceby level crossing in North Lincolnshire.

The incident took place just before 3.30pm on Tuesday, 5 January.

Investigating officer PC Michelle Pidgen said: “The driver of the van was forced to pull over and stop on the crossing after the HGV driver overtook him, at speed.

“We want to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened and appeal for the driver of the van and of the HGV to come forward."

This was extremely dangerous driving that forced the person behind the wheel of the van to come to a stop on the level crossing. This could have had serious and potentially fatal consequences for both drivers. It is vital we trace the HGV and speak to the drivers involved.

– PC Michelle Pidgen

Gang jailed for fraud and money laundering

A gang based in north-East Lincolnshire who made more than £10 million selling fake Viagra through a bogus mail order business have been sentenced.

Judge Charles Wide QC described it as a "highly organised, large-scale criminal enterprise" which risked the health of members of the public, as he sentenced the gang at the Old Bailey.

He said the "the real mischief is the catastrophic damage that could be caused" to the public. Drug companies had pointed out that acid, brick dust and road paint had been found in fake Viagra.

The gang amassed more than £10 million in more than 100 bank accounts in the UK and abroad.

The gang also had a base in Sussex.

Four of those who received sentences today were based in north-East Lincolnshire.

  • Catherine Laverick, 47, from Ulceby, north Lincolnshire, was one of those sentenced. She was in day-to-day control of the operation in north Lincolnshire, and received £175,000 -£266,000. She was sentenced to three years and 10 months for money laundering, two and a half years on another count of money laundering and 15 months for conspiracy to supply.
  • Sarah Laverick, 26, of Ulceby, was sentenced to 16 months for money laundering and four months for fraud. Her sentence was suspended but she was ordered to do 200 hours of supervised unpaid work.
  • Hugh Adair, 37, of Ulceby, was sentenced to 12 months for conspiracy and four months for fraud. Both sentences were suspended but he was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work.
  • Donna Denton, 40, of Cleethorpes - who set up card facilities said to be for the sale of jewellery but they were actually to enable payment from customers for the unlicensed medicines - received a suspended 18-month sentence and was ordered to abide by a tagged curfew.