Lincolnshire Police executed a number of warrants today in the Lincoln area in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation and child trafficking offences.
It was part of a joint operation with officers from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Five men have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
Enquiries are continuing.
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Two people from Lincoln have become the first in the country to be fined under new laws around the use of legal highs.
Lincoln was the first authority in the UK which banned the use of legal highs in the city centre, following health warnings. The ban is part of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
The two men, prosecuted separately, had to pay a total of £720 in fines after being found in possession of the substances in the city centre.
We continually enforce the PSPO as we go about day-to-day business in the city centre but we wanted to again raise some awareness around the Order and ‘legal highs’ by having these enforcement days. It’s possible we might not identify anyone in breach of the Order but that’s actually a positive because it shows that people are taking notice and listening to advice about the dangers of these untested and unregulated new psychoactive substances.
“Lincolnshire Police has been working closely with the City of Lincoln Council and other agencies; and we are all committed to tackling this emerging problem and any issues of ASB that are associated with it so our businesses continue to flourish and our city centre is a safe and welcoming place, as well as getting any users of these ‘legal highs’ the help they might need.”
Nationally there is an increasing awareness of these so-called ‘legal highs’ and the damage they can cause to people and communities.
“We have evidence from the police, residents and businesses to show these substances are having a persistent, detrimental impact on local communities.
Thousands of people have been in Lincoln today to see a giant water slide on Flaxengate- which was brought to the city to boost tourism and raise money for charity. Hundreds who won a lottery style draw also got the chance to have a go on the so called Lincoln Flume. Among the thrill seekers was Sgt John fluck, three days before he retires from Lincolnshire police force.
Lincolnshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe can help them with their investigations after a woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted in Lincoln.
The 19-year-old victim was attacked on Firth Road at around 7.30pm on June 30.
The attacker is described as being white, in his mid-20s, with short blonde hair and was wearing a blue t-shirt and orange coloured trousers.
Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.
The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.
Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.
Police in Lincoln will start a clampdown on so-called legal highs this weekend.
The use of legal highs has been banned in the city since April as part of the council's efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour.
Officers are hoping to raise awareness of the ban and the dangers associated with certain types of drugs.
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A road in Lincoln is officially opening today, after five months of repairs. The five-million pound project around Canwick Road aims to improve traffic flow - but some local traders say they've lost out on business because of the ongoing disruptions.
Drivers say they're still unsure if the improvements will help ease congestion in the area. Lincolnshire County Council admits it sympathises with those who have lost trade during the time of the roadworks, but says no compensation is available.
Nearly 100 applications for stalls at the 2015 Lincoln Christmas Market have already been received this week!
The applications are for the 33rd market, which is due to run from Thursday, December 3 until Sunday, December 6 and is expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors.
It brings in more than £13 million to the city.
Applications for stallholders opened on Monday, June 1. The first round of applications will close on July 13, with offers due to be sent out from August 3. The deadline for accepting offers will be September 11.