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Lincoln arrests over child sexual exploitation and child trafficking offences

The operation was a joint effort between different forces Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

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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Lincoln turns out to 'Zoom the Flume'

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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.

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CCTV images released after Lincoln sex attack

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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.

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Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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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.

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Lincoln road due to open after five months of repairs

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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.

Feeling Christmassy? Lincoln Christmas Market already taking bookings

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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.

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