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Police believe horse may have been 'deliberately hurt'

Police believe a horse found with a puncture wound in a Lincolnshire field had been deliberately hurt.

Police believe horse may have been 'deliberately hurt'
Police believe horse may have been 'deliberately hurt'

Officers are appealing for information about the injured horse, which was in a field near Holbeach.

It was found with a puncture wound to its rib area, while grazing in the field off Foxes Low Road.

Police believe it happened between 10am and 6pm on Sunday, June 29.

The horse has to have emergency treatment from a local vet.

The field has been examined, and officers say there appears to be no other explanation for the injury apart from it being "deliberately inflicted".

Man arrested following sexual assault on child

A 51-year-old man has been arrested following a sexual assault on a child in Lincoln.

A 12-year-old girl said she was travelling on a scooter along Broadway in Lincoln centre on Tuesday morning when she was stopped and touched on the chest area by a man.

He has now been interviewed and bailed pending further enquiries.

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Boston and Lincoln see biggest rise in food bank users

Food bank in Lincolnshire Credit: ITV Calendar

The number of people relying on food banks in Lincolnshire increased by ten times in one area.

A report by charities including The Trussell Trust found that food banks in Boston and Lincoln saw the biggest rises in the number of people seeking help. Meals were handed out to more than 10 thousand people across the county.

Watch: Rising numbers forced to rely on food banks

Army reservists honoured for service in Afghanistan

Army reservists from Lincolnshire have been honoured today for their service in Afghanistan.

Soldiers from 162 Movement regiment paraded into the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham before being presented with the Operation Herrick campaign medal.

The men and women worked alongside their regular colleagues, helping to bring back vehicles and equipment to the UK.

Lance Corporal Arran Palmer said:

"It's like one of the proudest moments you can have. Achieving a medal, being on parade and receiving it in front of your family makes you very proud. All the residents did a six month tour. Over there we were carrying out various roles, passenger handling and also the movement of vehicles."

Captain Adrian Arnold then said:

"Now that we're back we can see that they get the same recognition with a presentation of an operational service medal, just like their regular counterparts. Future years when they are looking back with their grandkids, they have got something to show for all their time."

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Boston flood victims fail to claim repair cash

Thousands of pounds set aside for property repairs following the floods in Boston is going unclaimed.

According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, only around a a hundred and fifty households out of the eight hundred have applied for the five thousand pound "Repair and Renewal Grant."

An event has been held today in Boston Market Place where people could get information about grants, flood warnings and defence systems.

Boston residents offered flood advice

It is six months to the day since a tidal surge led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their flooded homes in Boston in Lincolnshire. Today residents are being offered advice from the council and the Environment Agency about flood grants.

The Stump and swollen River Witham Credit: ITV News Central

They are also being encouraged sign up to the automatic emergency flood warnings and personal flood plans.

Family heartened by determination of boy in coma for four months

The family of a teenager from Lincolnshire who suffered head injuries after being knocked off his bike say they are heartened by his continued determination.

Ryan Smith was in a coma for four months after the accident last summer, which happened while he was riding to his summer job in Grantham.

He is currently being rehabilitated at a centre in Surrey.

Video courtesy of the Ryan Smith Foundation

Shropshire comes top among thrifty holidaymakers

Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a survey.

The county, which has Shrewsbury and market towns among its tourist attractions, is the most-affordable destination for a one-week holiday rental from June to August 2014, a TripAdvisor survey suggests.

Shropshire is the top spot for self-catering holidaymakers Credit: PA Wire

Including two-bedroom holiday rental accommodation, one dining-out meal and basic groceries, a Shropshire self-catering trip cost £566.

The next best-value destinations included Lincolnshire at £569 and Derbyshire at £570.

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