For a month the county's temporary Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has been suspended on the orders of his new boss - the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.
But today a judge described Alan Hardwick's decision as irrational and perverse - quashed the suspension and allowed the police chief to return to work.
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Four men were allegedly assaulted in a series of incidents
The 77-year-old died in hospital after the incident on Thursday. The driver of the car is helping police with their enquiries.
The incident in Kirton in Lindsey is the latest in a series of similar raids