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A Lamborghini might arrive the next time you call a taxi

Next time you see a taxi it could be a Lamborghini Huracan Credit: City of Lincoln Council

Residents will soon be able to hire a Lamborghini Huracan as a taxi, after council licensing granted permission for it to be used for private hire.

The supercar is capable of reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour, and will go from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, so it’s sure to be the fastest taxi off the rank.

With most of Lincoln having a speed limit of either 30 or 40 miles per hour, the passengers will have to be content with looking good, rather than feeling the car’s full power.

Cllr Cath Brothwell, Chair of City of Lincoln Council’s Licensing Committee, said:

It is certainly an impressive vehicle and one which will no doubt turn many heads around the streets of Lincoln and beyond. People will be used to seeing cars like this in The Fast and Furious, but not so much on Firth Road and Flaxengate!

We wish the company every success with this vehicle.

– City of Lincoln Council, Cllr Cath Brothwell

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Motorcyclist dies in three vehicle collision

A motorcyclist has died after a three vehicle collision in South Carlton, Lincoln.

Police are now investigating the moments leading up to the crash that happened around 2pm today (June 17) on the B1398 Burton road.

Lincolnshire Police said the man in his 40s was fatally injured in a collision with two cars.

The road is expected to be closed for another few hours while recovery and investigation takes place.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement:

We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any of the vehicles and the manner in which they were being ridden or driven before the collision.

– Lincolnshire Police statement

His next of kin have been informed.

Man charged with violent offences after altercation at toy shop

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A man has been arrested after an altercation in a branch of a children's toy shop that left another man with stab wounds on his hands.

Stephen Whittington, 35, of no fixed address, was detained on suspicion of GBH, theft and public order offences at Toys R Us in Lincoln on Tuesday at around 12.30pm.

He has since been charged with theft from a shop, being equipped for theft, affray, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and wounding with intent to resist / prevent arrest.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on July 12.

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