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Police: Newborn baby died due to airway obstruction

The death of a newborn baby boy was caused by an obstruction of the airway, Lincolnshire police have said.

Officers released the detail after a 16-year-old girl was arrested in connection with the incident which happened in the early hours of September 5. She is currently helping officers with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon said: "Although we are unable to release any more detail at this stage we can reassure the public that we are not looking for outstanding suspects, we are simply gathering evidence and piecing together the sequence of events over the last couple of days."

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Aerial view of street where baby boy was found dead

This is the Lincolnshire street where the body of a newborn baby boy was found by police.

Hadrian Drive, Baston, Lincolnshire, where the body of a newborn baby boy was found on Thursday Credit: ITV Central

A 16-year-old woman was arrested by officers early this morning in connection with the child's death, and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Police were called to Hadrian Drive in Baston at 1.51am on Thursday to reports a baby had died.

A Home Office port mortem was carried out yesterday and murder investigation was launched shortly afterwards.

Baston, Lincolnshire Credit: ITV Central

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Teenager arrested in Lincolnshire baby death probe

Police have launched a murder inquiry and arrested a teenage girl after the death of a newborn baby boy.

Officers were called to an address in Baston, Lincolnshire, at 1.51am on Thursday after a report that a new-born baby had died.

Officers attended the scene and recovered the body of a new-born baby boy, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said on Saturday."Extensive enquiries and a Home Office post-mortem were carried out yesterday," he said.

Lincolnshire beach donkeys 'suffering violence'

A seaside donkey owner has said violence against his animals may drive him from a popular beach.

John Nuttall's said two donkeys named Dudley and Banjo suffered cuts to their faces and were traumatised as they were attacked on Cleethorpes beach, in north-east Lincolnshire.

Donkey rides play their trade on Cleethorpes Beach. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Mr Nuttall told the Grimsby Telegraph: "A lady was walking her dog across the country park, where the donkeys rest after a hard day's work, when she saw these two young lads booting them over and over again in the face".

Humberside Police said two teenagers on bikes had allegedly assaulted two donkeys in Cleethorpes Country Park.

British teacher drowns on Caribbean holiday

A British woman has died while in the Carribean, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed.

Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, an English teacher in Lincolnshire, drowned while swimming in the sea near Sosua Beach in the Dominican Republic, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

Pupils paid tribute to Ms Marshall-Plewes on a Facebook tribute page.

One tribute read: "A lovely lady that gave all her time to the students and will never be forgotten - thoughts are with your family."

In a statement, an FCO spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national, Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, in the Dominican Republic on August 3.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Woman found alive after swimming off Lincolnshire coast

A woman who disappeared while swimming off the Lincolnshire coast has been found alive after a major search operation.

The Humber Coastguard said the 23-year-old woman, who had been drinking alcohol, was found semi-conscious on the beach near a holiday resort in Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness, early today.

A tractor driver who was working on the beach went to the aid of two men who went into the sea after her, and raised the alarm.

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Hundreds start drone protest march to RAF Waddington

Crowds of peace campaigners gather in Lincoln for start of anti-drone protest march Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.

Protesters preparing their banners before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.

Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.

Banners are laid out at South Park in Lincoln before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.

It's expected to take the protesters two hours to walk the four mile route from Lincoln to RAF WAddington. Credit: ITV Central
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48 cases of measles in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire this year

Health experts are urging parents to get their children vaccinated Credit: PA file picture

A national programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children has been announced today.

It comes after 48 people were diagnosed with the disease in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the last three months.

The aim of the programme, led by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health, is to prevent measles outbreaks by vaccinating as many unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year olds as possible in time for the next school year.

New figures published today show high numbers of confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of 2013, reaching 587 by end of March, following a record annual high of almost 2,000 cases in 2012.

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England said, “Measles is a potentially fatal but entirely preventable disease so we are very disappointed that measles cases have recently increased in England.

"Those who have not been vaccinated should urgently seek at least one dose of MMR vaccination which will give them 95 per cent protection against measles. A second dose is then needed to provide almost complete protection.

"Measles is not a mild illness – it is very unpleasant and can lead to serious complications as we have seen with more than 100 children in England being hospitalised so far this year."

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