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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."


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.

Police search for missing woman last seen in Skegness

Danielle McBean Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen in Skegness.

Danielle McBean - who is from Enderby - was on Park Lane in Skegness at around 4:30pm on May 9. She was reported missing by a friend on May 15.

She is white, 4'9" tall, medium build, with straight shoulder length dark brown hair and green eyes. She has a tattoo of two names on the back of her neck and a patterned tattoo on her right forearm leading down to her hand.

Anyone who has seen Danielle should contact Leicestershire Police on 101.


'Unsteady' 85-year-old missing in Lincolnshire

Dennis St Ruth Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for the public's help in their search for a missing 85-year-old man.

Dennis St Ruth was last seen at around 10.30am today by a neighbour. He was walking close to his home in Golf Road, Mablethorpe. He appeared unsteady on his feet and officers are concerned for his welfare.

Mr St Ruth is described as being around 5ft 3in in height, with fine white hair, pale complexion, and wearing a dark black jacket and grey trousers.

Pedestrian killed by car: A518 at Skegness closed

A pedestrian has been killed on the A518 at Skegness this morning.

Police believe the woman may have been hit by more than one car near the Southview Leisure Park on Burgh Road. Officers are working to identify her so that they can tell her family.

The A518 will be closed for several hours while an investigation is carried out.

Missing man's body found in sea off Skegness coast

Dean Greenwood, whose body was found four and a half miles off the Skegness coast last month Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are investigating the death of a Leicestershire man who has been found dead in the sea off the coast of Skegness.

Dean Greenwood was discovered 4.5 miles out to sea on August 20. He is believed to have got onto the beach next to the Bar Rumba pub on Roman Bank in Ingoldmells at around 1am a week before his body was found.

"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of the beach between Ingoldmells Point and Vickers Points between half past midnight and 7am that Wednesday.

"Did you meet Dean or do you recall seeing a single man walking around the beach area?

"Dean's mobile phone was found on a bench nearby by a man who later spoke to his family about returning it. We haven't yet traced this man so would also appeal to him to contact us".

– DS Lee St Quinton, of Skegness CID

Arrest after supermarket bomb scare

A woman from Skegness has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax call to police claiming there was a bomb in the town’s Morrisons supermarket.

The store was evacuated after the call was made shortly before 11.50am today - but a police search found nothing suspicious inside.

The store reopened at 2pm.

The 36-year-old was arrested this afternoon and will be interviewed at Skegness police station.

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