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Man charged with nine-year-old grandson's murder

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The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.

Alex James Robinson was rushed to Lincoln County Hospital around midday on Tuesday but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives say that following a post mortem examination Alex's death is been treated as murder, although they have not revealed how he died.

His 64-year-old grandfather Stewart James Greene was tonight charged with his murder. He will appear before Lincoln Magistrates on Boxing Day.

Police chief: 'I fear we will compromise public safety'

The head of a police force praised by David Cameron for solving more crime with less money says continuing spending cuts would put public safety at risk.

Neil Rhodes, chief constable of Lincolnshire said his force could be the first to fall over, as he put it, because of having less money.

ITV News deputy political editor, Chris Ship reports:

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