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Man remanded in custody charged with grandson's murder

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln.

Police attending the road in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

Stewart James Greene is accused of killing Alex Robinson.

The alleged victim was pronounced dead on 23 December after being taken to Lincoln County Hospital from an address in Pennell Street in the city.

The 64-year-old, from Grimoldby near Louth, was remanded in custody until next Monday, during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court, a court spokesman said.

The man had been charged by Lincolnshire Police on Christmas Eve.

Grandfather in court accused of grandson's murder

Police attend the road in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

A grandfather from Lincolnshire who's accused of murdering his nine-year-old grandson has appeared before magistrates. Stewart James Greene, who's 64 and from Grimoldby near Louth, appeared at Lincoln Magistrate's Court, where he was remanded in custody.

He is charged with murdering Alex Robinson on the 23rd December. He's due before Lincoln Crown Court on Monday 29th December.

Police were called to a house on Pennell Street in Lincoln earlier this week. The child was taken to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance but died shortly afterwards. The cause of his death has not been revealed.

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Lincoln City Council facing 16% funding cuts by Government

Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council have both announced that further cuts to their funding have been made by Central Government.

Funding cuts made at Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council Credit: ITV News Central

City of Lincoln Council says it is facing a 16% reduction in the money it has for next year compared to last. Meanwhile, Lincolnshire County Council says it expects to receive around 14% less funding than last year.

Both councils say they were expecting the cuts and intend to protect frontline services where possible.

Elderly man robbed at Lincoln bus station

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was robbed in Lincoln Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was pushed to the floor and robbed.

The crime happened on Melville Street in Lincoln just after 5pm.

The victim was approached by a man who pulled him to the ground and then stole money from his coat pocket. Although the elderly man was not injured, police say he was frightened and upset by the ordeal.

The offender is described as a white man in his 20s. He was about 5ft 8" tall, slim in build and wearing a black hooded coat and black tracksuit bottoms. He ran off towards the train station.

Lincoln stabbings: two in hospital after attack

Two people are being treated in hospital after being stabbed in Lincoln.

They were attacked this evening outside a house on Arboretum Avenue.

A 22 year-old woman was stabbed in the arm while a 36 year-old suffered wounds to his back and chest. Both injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who might have seen the incident is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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