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Motorcyclist killed in Lincolnshire named as Phillip Bolton

Police have named the motorcyclist killed on the A46 in Lincolnshire yesterday as Phillip Bolton. He was 53 and from Wigston in Leicester. A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish how he died.

A 54-year-old motorcyclist travelling as part of the same group was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with suspected injuries to his back, he has since been discharged from hospital.

The 36-year-old man who was also hurt was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with a serious leg injury. He remains in hospital but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.


Parents' tribute to son killed in Good Friday crash

Matthew Ellis Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The parents of a teenager from Lincoln killed after a crash near Alford on Good Friday have paid tribute to their son.

16-year-old Matthew Ellis died on Saturday evening.

"We would like to thank everybody for the overwhelming support shown for Matt. We would also like to take this time to thank all the emergency services for their outstanding care; a special thank you to Hull Royal Infirmary for giving him the best possible chance.

Our sympathy also extends to all families involved in the accident.

From such a young age, Matty had shown incredible levels of kindness, love & care to every person that he touched. He had just started a new chapter into adulthood by achieving an apprenticeship with Soper BMW; already showing his high levels of independence by settling into his new role so quickly.

Matthew’s friends had described him as ‘one of the most generous guys that they knew’ and this generosity extended by him becoming an organ donor.

Matt will be remembered for his sociable, thoughtful & loyal character. His light will continue to shine & forever he will be in our hearts".


Teenager killed in crash to be remembered at Lincoln City game

1 minute applause for Lincoln teenager at Lincoln City v Barnet on Saturday
1 minute applause for Lincoln teenager at Lincoln City v Barnet on Saturday Credit: Steve White/EMPICS Sport

A teenager who died after a three vehicle crash in Lincolnshire over Easter Weekend will be remembered at the Lincoln City game this Saturday.

A minute's applause will take place in the 16th minute to the 16-year-old who has not been officially named.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Lincoln

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

One motorcyclist has died and two others are seriously injured after a crash on the A46 near Lincoln yesterday.

Police believe a group of nine motorcyclists were overtaking a tractor near the Thorpe on the Hill flyover when they were involved in a collision, possibly with each other.

A 53-year-old man from the Leicester area died at the scene, and a 54-year-old man and a 36-year-old man, also from the Leicester area, were airlifted to hospital.


Teenager becomes second to die following Lincolnshire crash

A Lincoln teenager has become the second person to die following a crash on Good Friday on the A1104 at Snape Hill, in Saleby near Alford. The 16 yr old boy who was a passenger in the black Vauxhall Corsa died at Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday evening.

A 70 year old woman from Mablethorpe was killed in the crash. Another 6 people remain in serious condition in hospital.



Woman injured in multiple casualty car crash dies in hospital

A 70-year-old woman injured, along with seven others, in a serious car crash in Lincolnshire has died in hospital. The accident happened on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby near Alford yesterday (Good Friday) involving two cars and a van.

Four air ambulances and four land ambulances took the casualties to four different hospitals. The woman, who died was from Mablethorpe, and was a front seat passenger in a Ford C-Max car being driven by a 72-year-old man, who is seriously ill at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Two other passengers in the car including an 11-year-old boy are also in hospital seriously injured. Four people travelling in a Corsa are also seriously injured in hospital. The driver of the van a 50-year-old man from Boston was not injured. Police are appealing for witnesses.


Eight injured in serious Lincolnshire crash

Three people have been airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a crash near Alford in Lincolnshire, in which a total of eight people were hurt. Four air ambulances and four land ambulances have taken the casualties to four different hospitals.

The accident, which is thought to have involved two vehicles, happened at 4.30pm on Good Friday on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby, near Alford. The East Midlands Ambulance Service says air ambulances took two patients to hospital in Hull and one to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Four patients have been taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service crews; two to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital, one to hospital in Hull, and one to Grimsby. Air ambulances from as far away as Yorkshire and Warwickshire were despatched as well the helicopters from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Lincolnshire library campaigners call on David Cameron to help save services

Supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln in September 2013
Supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln in September 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

Campaigners who want to save Lincolnshire's libraries have asked Prime Minister David Cameron to step in.

They travelled to Downing Street to raise the issue.

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to hand over control of 32 of its 47 library services to community groups under moves to save £2 million.

In September 2013, supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln to raise awareness of their concerns.

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