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'Esso tiger' Tango saved from death by wildlife park

A former "Esso tiger" has been rescued by a wildlife park in Lincolnshire.

Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'.
Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park/PA Wire

Eighteen-year-old Tango had been earmarked for destruction in Belgium along with his partner Julia after the two tigers were seized from a German circus last year.

The eighteen-year-old tiger went straight to bed when he arrived at the park. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

The pair were rescued following a campaign by Neil Mumby and his team of keepers at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincolnshire.

The tiger roars for the camera.
Tango and his partner Julia have settled in to their new home and are ready to take on the park's visitors. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

"They are doing really well. They've had a long journey and just like us humans, they get tired, so they went straight to bed when they got here", Mr Mumby said.

Find out more about Tango and Julia and their upkeep here

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Dog attack: victim knew owner

A woman, seriously injured in hospital after being attacked by a dog, is said to have been an 'associate' of the owner. The 22-year-old woman, was taken to Lincoln A & E after the incident which happened around the old quarry at the rear of Outer Circle Road in the the city.

She suffered injuries to her scalp, face and arm and has so far been too ill to speak to police officers. Forensic tests are being carried out to establish the breed of the dog which is a predominately white coloured male American pit bull terrier.

Police find dog after woman is left with 'serious injuries'

The search for the dog focused on the Outer Circle Road area of Lincoln. Credit: Google Maps

A dog which attacked a woman leaving her with "serious injuries" has been found.

The attack sparked a hunt for the animal - thought to be an American pitbull - and the police search focused on a quarry in the Outer Circle Road area of the city.

Lincolnshire Police later said the animal was caught at around 1.30am, after previously warning the public to stay away "for their own safety".

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Tributes paid to 'bright and bubbly' Emma Crossman

A 21-year-old woman who died suddenly in Lincolnshire has been described as a "bright and bubbly girl".

Speaking to the Lincolnshire Echo, a neighbour of Emma Crossman said: "I would see her in passing and she seemed like a nice girl.

"It's a massive shock. You don't expect it to happen."

The body of Emma Crossman was found at an address Leicester Street, Sleaford. Credit: Google Street View

A 21-year-old woman remains on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide.

Woman named by police after assisting suicide arrest

Lincolnshire Police has named a 21-year-old woman, who died suddenly in Lincolnshire as Emma Crossman.

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide followingMs Crossman's death in Sleaford. She remains on police bail.

Police says an inquest into the woman's death will not be opened and adjourned until the criminal investigation has concluded.

Woman, 21, arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting suicide following the sudden death of a woman in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Police were called to an address in Leicester Street at 10.40am on January 15 after a report that the body of a 21-year-old woman had been found. Officers were sent to the scene and the arrest was made a short time later.

The woman has since been released on bail until February 17, pending further inquiries.

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