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EMAS: child injured under train was 'frightened and wanted to get off'

A six-year-old boy suffered serious abdominal injuries after he tried to get off the ghost train ride at Botton Brothers Pleasure Beach in Skegness because he was scared.

Steve Pratten, community response manager at East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "The boy had initially become trapped under the car of the train.

"Apparently he'd got frightened and wanted to get off the ride.

"He suffered abdominal injuries as a result of the ride going over him. He was transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in a stable condition.

"Paramedics on the air ambulance said that he was a really lovely boy - very polite throughout.

"He was in a lot of pain and was very upset and frightened as well but they said he was very brave."


Pensioner jailed after stealing £120,000 from employer

A 78-year-old office manager from Skegness has been jailed for nine months after stealing more than £120,000 from the holiday park where she worked.

Yvonne Herring has been jailed for stealing from her employer. Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Yvonne Herring stole the money while working at Lincolnshire based Laver Leisure.

The pensioner worked for the company for over 20 years where she hid her activities by "issuing false receipts and shredding financial records" according to police.

Herring was a long serving, trusted employee of the company, who set up many of the accountancy procedures and processes, using them to her advantage to commit dishonesty over a prolonged period.

Her refusal during the inquiry to accept that she had done anything wrong had a profound impact on her employer.

As a family business, they place their staff in significant positions of trust and that betrayal deeply affected staff morale and customer confidence."

– Detective Sergeant Lee St Quinton

Lincolnshire grandmother jailed for stealing £122,000

A 78-year-old grandmother who spent £122,000 on penny arcades after stealing the cash from her employers to feed her gambling addiction has been jailed for nine months.

Yvonne Herring took the money from the seaside caravan park where she had worked for 20 years after becoming addicted to playing the traditional amusements.

Herring, who now faces losing her home to pay back the debt, turned to crime after playing the machines in the Lincolnshire resort of Skegness every day.

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Lincoln Crown Court heard Herring was of "unblemished character" and was described by a work colleague as a person "as sharp and switched on as anyone I've ever met."

But after staying out of any form of trouble for seven decades at the age of 70 the pensioner suddenly began stealing to feed her gambling addiction.

Herring had worked for the same family run caravan site in Ingoldmells, near Skegness, since the age of 52 and was responsible for getting rents from tenants and giving them receipts.

But the court was told Herring diverted some of the cash to herself, issued false receipts and destroyed company documents to cover her tracks.

Herring denied the theft which occurred over a three year period when it was discovered during a investigation - meaning the caravan site had to spend £30,000 on checking its financial records.

Despite the huge loss, the company asked the sentencing judge not to jail her.

Herring, of Sunningdale Drive, Skegness, admitted the theft of £122,000 from Arnold Laver and Co in Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, between 2007 and 2010.

Passing sentence Judge John Pini QC told Herring that she could not avoid prison despite a plea from her former employers that they did not want her jailed.


Governor of the Bank of England to visit Lincoln today

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, will be in Lincoln today to deliver a lecture on the Magna Carta.

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney speaks during the Financial Stability Report briefing at the Bank of England in central London Credit: Ben Stansall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The document is 800 years old this year and the talk is part of several events to mark the anniversary.

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