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Appeal after racially aggravated incident

Police would like to speak to the two men on bikes Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are looking to trace two young men on bicycles, in connection with a racially aggravated incident.

Lincolnshire Police said the public order offence took place in Grantham on 4 March.

The victim, who was wearing a Muslim dress, was driving along Inner Street, towards McDonalds, with her children in the car, around 1.50pm.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement:

The driver's windows were down and as she passed a group of teenagers, she was subjected to verbal abuse of a racial nature.

– Lincolnshire Police statement
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UKIP leader remains 'positive' despite Lincolnshire losses

The leader of UKIP has denied that wholescale losses in Lincolnshire's local elections were a disaster for his party, during a visit to Boston today.

Paul Nuttall was meeting people in the town he hopes will vote for him as MP in next month's General Election. Despite losing every council seat they held in the county, Mr Nuttall said he remained positive about UKIP's future.


Local election council: Lincolnshire - Conservative gain

Conservative gain control of Lincolnshire County Council Credit: ITV News Central

The Conservative Party have taken overall control of Lincolnshire County Council.

The gain came at the expense of UKIP who were completely wiped out.

UKIP's Lisa Duffy said the results were not a 'disaster' for the party but acknowledged it was 'very disappointing' it had been wiped out in Lincolnshire.

Breakdown of the 70 (declared) seats in Lincolnshire:

  • Conservative 58
  • Independent 4
  • Lincolnshire Independents 1
  • Lab 6 seats
  • Lib Dem 1


Police resort to dispersal order to combat anti-social behaviour

Lincolnshire Police said it is working with businesses in the area Credit: Google Maps

Police are issuing a dispersal order this weekend because of a surge in anti-social behaviour in the area.

The order will be in place around Carlton Centre in Lincoln this weekend (28th – 30th April) which means any offenders can legally be asked to leave.

Lincolnshire Police said it is in response to abusive behaviour such as shouting, swearing and threats being made in the area.

The order will be in place from 5pm today (28 April) and will last for 48 hours. It applies to the shopping centre and surrounding homes.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement:

Items have also been thrown including a water bomb at a couple pushing a baby in a pushchair. The incidents have happened over the last couple of weeks and despite extra patrols the problem persists.

We are working closely with local businesses including McDonalds and the Co-op and any known offenders could be banned from these premises.

– Lincolnshire Police

If anyone behaving in an anti-social manner refuses or fails to leave the area, they could be committing a criminal offence and arrested.

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