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BREAKING: Serious incident closes A1 near Grantham

Serious incident closes A1 near Grantham Credit: PA

Lincolnshire Police has just tweeted that a 'very serious incident' has closed the A1 near Grantham.

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Police officer sacked after admitting stealing kayak and paddles

Officer sacked after admitting stealing a kayak and paddles before selling them on eBay Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A Lincolnshire police officer has been sacked after admitting to stealing a kayak and a set of paddles before selling them on eBay.

Constable Andrew Hamilton, who was a detective based in Grantham CID, kept the money from the sale, despite knowing or believing he was not lawfully entitled to do so.

He was dismissed by the force for gross misconduct just months after being awarded a Chief Constable's commendation for saving a motorists life who passed out at the wheel at 60mph.

The public hearing was chaired by Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who said: "There is no place in the police service for an officer who demonstrated such unequivocal dishonesty."

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