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Police release images after fraud at Ladbrokes in Boston

The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime Credit: Lincolnshire Police
The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a distraction fraud at a betting shop in Boston.

The force has released CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the crime.

At about 1.30pm on Thursday November 20, a couple walked into the Ladbrokes betting shop in the Market Place. They asked the cashier to change notes into different denominations, and they used techniques to confuse the cashier into handing out more money than was received.

Then, the man kept the cashier distracted while the woman left the shop so that she was gone before the cashier had time to realise what had happened.


Hunt for tattooed man who tried to abduct 11-yr-old boy

An e-fit picture has been released of a man who attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy in broad daylight on his way to school.

This e-fit has been released of a man with a tattoo stretching from his face to his neck Credit: Lincolnshire Police

An investigation has been launched following the incident in the area of North Road and Stanley Street in Bourne, Lincolnshire between 8am and 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd December.

Police say they're hopeful someone will come forward with information as it was during a busy period of the day.

Two people arrested over Lincoln stabbing

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of GBH in connection with a stabbing in Lincoln.

They are currently in police custody and are due to be questioned by officers.

Police were called to Arboretum Avenue just after 8pm on Monday December 8.

Two people, a 22-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, were taken to Lincoln County Hospital with stab wounds.


Lincoln's police chief claims 'cuts may destroy police force'

The Lincolnshire Police chief has warned his force could be "unsustainable" within three years if the funding cuts continue.

Lincolnshire Police chief Neil Rhodes Credit: BYE JASON BYE/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Neil Rhodes raised his concerns in a letter to the Home Secretary, seen by the Daily Telegraph.

He claims his force could be the first "to fall over" as cuts to officer numbers continue.

If we were a business, then it would be being funded at below the cost of being in business. The cupboard is bare and it is likely that we will be the first force in the country to fall over. In 2016-17, Lincolnshire Police will be on the edge of viability. In the following year it will be unsustainable."

– Lincolnshire Police chief Neil Rhodes

Seven-year-old boy seriously hurt after car smash

Station Road in Tydd Gote near Spalding in Lincolnshire Credit: Google Street View

A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious injuries in hospital after being hit by a car in Lincolnshire.

Police were called shortly after 4.00pm on Friday after reports of a collision between a green Ford Mondeo and the boy on on Station Road in Tydd Gote, near Spalding.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for treatment where he remains this morning.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the incident to come forward.

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Christmas Ball in memory of cancer boy Ethan

A Lincolnshire-based children's charity is hosting a festive event this evening in memory of a young boy who lost his battle to cancer earlier this year.

Ethan Maul Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Ethan Maull 'Up Yours To Cancer' Foundation will stage its annual Black and White Christmas Ball tonight at Jocasta's in Lincoln.

The charity ball is in memory of ten-year-old Ethan, who passed away on 5th May 2014 after losing his battle against cancer.

Ethan and his family, who live in Torksey near Lincoln, set up the foundation in 2013 to help raise awareness of osteosarcoma after he was diagnosed with the rare form of children's bone cancer in December 2012.

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