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Ryan Smith's first steps captured on family video

A teenager who was badly injured in a cycling accident has taken his first steps.

Ryan Smith from Skegness suffered a serious brain injury after the accident in July 2013. He was not wearing a cycling helmet. Since then his family has campaigned to make it compulsory for children to wear them.

This weekend, Ryan took his first steps, without the help of a frame to support him, progress the teenager says he is proud of.

Police release images after 55 cars are damaged in one street

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a series of cases of criminal damage in Grantham Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after 55 cars were damaged on a Grantham street.

The spate of crimes started in October, when 20 cars were scratched on Huntingtower Road, quite near the station. Then, on Christmas Eve, another 13 cars were targeted, some for the second time.

Then, between December 30 and January 3, another 22 cars were damaged.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a series of cases of criminal damage in Grantham Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Whoever is responsible is believed to have caused up to £35,000-worth of damage. It's though that all the crimes were committed by a man walking up and down the street between 1am and 2am, scratching the paintwork on cars with an implement of some kind.

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Police resume search for missing pensioner

Jack Foster left Grantham Hospital earlier this week Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Specialist search teams have resumed their search around Grantham for missing pensioner Jack Foster.

The 83-year-old has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon when the last sighting of him was just after 2.30pm in the town's bus station.

Lincolnshire Police say they don't know whether he got on a bus or not, but are appealing for anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday afternoon to contact them.

Police are also renewing their appeal for people in the North Grantham area to check their sheds and outbuildings for anything to suggest that somebody may have stayed there, or to hear from anyone who may have offered Jack a lift.

Crash witness: bungalow owner hurt in dive for cover

Chris Wright was one of the first on the scene after a plane crashed into a bungalow in Lincolnshire, injuring three people this afternoon.

The 73-year-old pilot was airlifted to hospital in Nottingham with a leg injury. Mr Wright said a tanker driver delivering oil to the house, and the homeowner, both suffered cuts and bruises as they dived for cover with the plane headed straight towards them.

Police confirm 73-year-old crash pilot has leg injury

Emergency services at the scene of the plane crash Credit: Clever Coop Company

Police have confirmed the 73-year-old pilot of a plane which crashed into a bungalow in Lincolnshire has suffered a leg injury.

The plane came down on the home in Castle Bytham south of Lincolnshire at 2.08pm this afternoon. The pilot, who's from Thurnby in Leicestershire, was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

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First picture shows plane crashed on bungalow

The plane crashed into the bungalow at 2.08pm Credit: Clever Coop Company

The first picture has emerged showing a plane which crashed into a bungalow in Lincolnshire.

It came down at 2.08pm at Castle Bytham south of Lincoln.

The 73-year-old pilot, who is from Leicestershire, was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other men, were hurt but not seriously. Police say the scene has now been made safe and work to recover the plane is underway.

Emergency services tweet from scene of plane crash

Police confirm three hurt in bungalow plane crash

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed a total of three people were hurt when a small plane crashed into a bungalow in Lincolnshire this afternoon.

The 73-year-old pilot was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with non life-threatening injuries after his plane came down in Castle Bytham south of Grantham.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed two other men were injuried but not seriously. They say fire crews have now made the scene safe, and recover work can now begin.

73-year-old plane crash pilot airlifted to hospital

The pilot whose plane crashed into a bungalow in Lincolnshire is a 73-year-old man from Leicestershire.

The crash happened at Castle Bytham south of Grantham shortly after 2.00pm. The 73-year-old was airlifted to the Queens Medical Centre by the Nottingham Air Ambulance.

He has a leg injury and other cuts and bruises but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. He was freed from the wreckage by the Fire and Rescue Service.

A 52-year-old tanker driver who was making a delivery nearby has been taken to a local hospital (not sure which one) and is believed to have sustained minor cuts and bruises along with shock.

The 61-year-old occupant of the bungalow was with the tanker driver but was not injured.

The bungalow did not suffer major structural damage. The emergency services remain at the scene ensuring that the wreckage and fuel from the plane are made safe.

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