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Man arrested after cat found dumped in waterway

A man's been arrested after a cat was found dumped in drainage ditch in Lincoln.

Police were called at 1:00am on Friday to reports of someone throwing a cat or cats into the Sincil drain near to the Hermit Street bridge.

A black and white female cat wearing a blue collar was rescued from the water.

It was very cold but otherwise unharmed and is now in the care of a local cat charity.

A 34-year-old local man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. He was later released without charge.

Police are hoping to reunite the cat with its owner, and are appealing for them to come forward.

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Police find body in search for missing woman

Police searching for a missing woman from Newark have found a body in the lake at Stubton. Lincolnshire Police officers were called to the scene just after 10am this morning after a member of the public reported the sighting.

It is believed the body is that of missing Patricia Lawrence. Patricia’s family have been made aware. Police do not believe the death to be suspicious.

Patricia Lawrence
Patricia Lawrence Credit: Lincolnshire police

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Helicopter helps in search for missing pensioner

A police helicopter fitted with specialist heat-seeking equipment is being used as part of the search to find a missing Newark woman. Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday.

Today search teams have been out looking for the 65-year-old. Officers are asking people living near to her home in Stubton to check their outbuildings, sheds and garages in case Patricia has taken refuge there.

Patricia Lawrence
Patricia Lawrence has not been seen since Thursday Credit: Lincolnshire police

Police dive teams searching after pensioner death

Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street
Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police dive teams have been searching in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln after the robbery and death of pensioner Michael Broxholme.

The 69-year-old was pushed to the ground and had his wallet stolen in Hermit Street last month.

He later died in hospital.

Two men arrested on suspicion of robbery have been released on bail.

Fresh appeal over 69-year-old robbery victim's death

Police have made a fresh appeal for information after a pensioner from Lincoln died after being robbed in the street.

Father-of-one Michael Broxholme, aged 69, was pushed to the ground and robbed on Friday evening. He died in hospital the next day.

Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street
Michael Broxholme died after being robbed in the street Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Ch Inspr Stewart Brinn, of Lincolnshire Police, said:

Mr Broxholme was making his way home at around 5.30pm on Friday night when he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and his wallet stolen. About £70 was taken.

We have an updated description of a man we would like to talk to in connection with the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man in the area at the time described as aged in his late 20s to early 30s, with short, black hair, and wearing a dark coat and dark trousers.

wo men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation
wo men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Two men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation.

Police are urging witnesses or anyone with information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Two bailed after questioning in connection with Lincoln death

Police investigating the death of a mugging victim in Lincoln have released two men in their early 20s after questioning them on suspicion of robbery.

They were arrested shortly after Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 69-year-old died on Saturday, having been robbed of his wallet the night before, close to garages leading to Hermit Street.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are required in order to establish the exact cause of death.

This is a truly tragic event. We know that Mr Broxholme was well-known and well-liked in the local community. He had lived in the area of Hermit Street for a fairly long period of time and had a large group of friends there.

– Chief Inspector Stewart Brinn

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Police release pictures of Lincoln pensioner who died after being mugged

Police have released pictures of the 69-year-old pensioner who died after being mugged in Lincoln. Michael Broxholme was attacked on the short walk from the pub to his home. Tests are being carried out to find out how he died.

Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police
Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police

69-year-old who died following Lincoln robbery identified

Police have identified the man who died after he was attacked and robbed in Lincoln.

69-year-old Michael Broxholme, of Hermit Street in Lincoln was pushed to the ground and robbed of his wallet by the garages leading to Hermit Street, near to Portland Street, at around 5.30pm on Friday.

He died in Lincoln County Hospital on Saturday evening.

A post mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are needed to establish the exact cause of his death.

Investigation underway into death of man robbed in Lincoln

The 69-year-old was attacked and robbed in Lincoln
The 69-year-old was attacked and robbed in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation's underway into the death of a 69-year-old man who was attacked and robbed in Lincoln.

It happened at around 5.30pm on Friday by garages leading to Hermit street and Portland street.

He was forced to the ground and was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he later died.

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