Live updates

Concern for Boston woman missing with her labrador

Police are concerned about the woman's whereabouts Credit: PA

Police are concerned about the welfare of a 68-year-old woman who has not been seen since leaving her home in Amber Hill at 8:30am this morning.

She is described as white, 5’8” tall, with white or grey hair dyed blond which is darker at the roots. She is believed to be wearing grey or blue jeans and a dark green fleece.

She is with her large yellow Labrador dog, which is unlikely to leave her side.

Anyone who has any knowledge as to her location or who may have seen her earlier in the day is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the 101 non-emergency number.

Man dies in Boston from 'unexplained injuries'

Credit: ITV News Central

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after a man was found dead at a house in Boston last night.

Emergency Services were called to an address on Redbourne Terrace just before 9:30 last night where a man, thought to be his 20s, was found with unexplained injuries. He was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

A 27-year-old local man is in police custody.

The scene is being protected by a guard while inquiries take place.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination have not yet been carried out.


Police search for missing man with Boston connections

Malcolm Dent has not been seen for about a fortnight Credit: Humberside Police

Police are looking for a missing man who has links to Boston in Lincolnshire.

Malcolm Dent, 56, who recently moved out his home in Grimsby, has not been seen since 6 May and was reported missing by his family on 15 May.

He is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of thin build and with dark thinning hair.

Mr Dent's family are anxious to confirm his safety and wellbeing.

Anyone who sees him is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Norovirus forces wards to close at Pilgrim Hospital

Pilgrim Hospital Credit: Haydn West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in Lincolnshire has closed three wards and restricted admission to two because patients and staff have symptoms of norovirus.

The closures are a precaution to prevent further spread of the virus.

The wards will reopen once patients have been discharged and the area has been free from symptoms of the winter vomiting bug for up to 72 hours.

The hospital remains open.

Drinking alcohol banned in Boston town centre

Drinking alcohol in the street in Boston town centre will be illegal from today, after public consultation revealed "overwhelming support" for the introduction of the ban.

On Monday night Boston Borough Council agreed to be among the first in the country to introduce new legislation declaring the town centre a drink-free area.

Anyone found drinking alcohol in the designated area will be subject to arrest if, when requested by a police officer, they do not stop drinking or surrender the drink.

Under the new rules any person failing to stop drinking when requested will be committing an offence and can be arrested and fined - £100 for a first offence and up to £500 for a second offence committed within six months of the first.


Police release images after fraud at Ladbrokes in Boston

The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime Credit: Lincolnshire Police
The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a distraction fraud at a betting shop in Boston.

The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime.

At about 1.30pm on Thursday November 20, a couple walked into the Ladbrokes betting shop in the Market Place. They asked the cashier to change notes into different denominations, and they used techniques to confuse the cashier into handing out more money than was received.

Then, the man kept the cashier distracted while the woman left the shop so that she was gone before the cashier had time to realise what had happened.

Fears for 'emotional' missing Lincolnshire man

Missing man Owen Belcher Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing man from Boston.

Owen Belcher, 28, was last seen on Tuesday morning. Officers say he was "in an emotional state of mind" at the time, and concern for his welfare is growing.

Owen is 5'6" tall, of slim build, with short brown hair and a goatee beard.

Police deal with possible wartime shells in Boston

Police and members of the MOD's Explosives Ordnance Disposal team are investigating a garden in Boston. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Lincolnshire man believes he has found wartime artillery shells in his garden.

Police and members of the MOD's Explosives Ordnance Disposal team are investigating the area in Boston.

A cordon has been put in place, affecting Cotton Road, Tavener Road and Kyme Road.

  1. Calendar

Boston flood victims fail to claim repair cash

Thousands of pounds set aside for property repairs following the floods in Boston is going unclaimed.

According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, only around a a hundred and fifty households out of the eight hundred have applied for the five thousand pound "Repair and Renewal Grant."

An event has been held today in Boston Market Place where people could get information about grants, flood warnings and defence systems.

Load more updates