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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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Seal sanctuary full after December floods

A seal sanctuary on the East Coast has been inundated over Christmas with new visitors in the wake of last month's tidal surge.

Natureland in Skegness has never been so busy. December's record breaking high tide swamped parts of Lincolnshire playing havoc with the grey seal population at the height of their breeding season. Gaynor Barnes reports.

Cycle crash teenager wakes from four-month coma

A teenager who has been in a coma since August has woken up and said his first words.

Ryan Smith, aged 16, was knocked off his bike by a van while riding to his summer job in Grantham.

Teenager Ryan Smith Credit: ITV News Central

According to the Lincolnshire Echo, his first words after opening his eyes were "hello", "mum" and "dad".

Ryan had not been wearing a helmet while riding his bike. After the accident, his father Mark launched a campaign following the crash to encourage youngsters to ride safely.


Top cyclist backs father's helmet campaign

Ryan Smith from Lincolnshire is still in a coma Credit: ITV News

A father's call for the wearing of helmets by all cyclists to be compulsory has been backed by champion rider Mark Cavendish.

Ryan Smith, who's from Lincolnshire, remains in a coma after his accident while riding to work for a summer job near Skegness.

Dad Mark Smith says his son did not want to wear a helmet because it would 'mess up' his hair.

Top beach award for popular Midlands tourist destination

Skegness beach being enjoyed in the peak season. Credit: ITV News Central

Skegness Central beach has been given a top tourism award for its cleanliness by litter campaign group Keep Britain Tidy.

The beach, which is popular with tourists from the Midlands, has met new European Union standards. It's one of 55 beaches across the UK to be awarded a Blue Flag.

Keep Britain Tidy operations director Richard McIlwain said: "We campaign to improve the quality of our local environment and we know that communities love their beaches and understand what an asset they are for their towns' economies.

Skegness beach in the summer. Credit: ITV News Central
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