POLICE are reminding parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after attending a large scale house party which had got out of hand.
The youths spilled out into the street and began throwing bottles at our officers.
We would like to remind parents to talk with their children about the consequences of attending this type of youth only house party.
Inspector Simon Outen, community patrol inspector for Lincoln North, said: “Party season is about to begin and parents have responsibility for their children, knowing where they are and the consequences of them attending house parties.
“If police are called, we will not tolerate violence towards officers or anyone else and if their children engage in such activity, then they can expect to either attend custody to collect them, or a knock on the door from officers to arrest them subsequently for the part that they have played in any disorder. Clearly we would rather these events don’t happen in the first place, and therefore parents should avoid having Christmas spoilt by being aware of their youngster’s intentions, by knowing what they are doing and where they are, and what and where they are attending.”
“All we want for Christmas is for everyone to stay safe, have fun and enjoy the Christmas season.”
Anyone with any information should 101 quoting incident number 425 0f 17/11/18
- A 15 year-old-boy was arrested after the incident in Chedworth Road and has been released under investigation.
Beaches around the country achieved top water quality standards this year as millions flocked to the coast to enjoy the record-breaking hot weather.
And in Lincolnshire, new results show that all 9 of the county’s designated bathing waters have been rated ‘excellent’.
Beaches at Skegness, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards, Anderby, Moggs Eye, Sutton on Sea, Mablethorpe, Humberston Fitties have kept their top rating for water quality. With the addition of Cleethorpes beach, which has moved from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’, Lincolnshire’s coast is remains ready to welcome seaside visitors.
Norm Robinson, Area Manager for Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire at the Environment Agency, said: “It’s fantastic news that Cleethorpes beach has received the highest rating for water quality – it means all our bathing waters in Lincolnshire are now excellent and it echoes the progress made across the country, as our beaches are cleaner now than at any time since the industrial revolution.
“But we know there’s more work to do, which is why we’ll continue to work hard with water companies, local authorities, businesses, farmers and the community to maintain water quality at bathing waters right across the county.”
Portfolio Holder for Coastal Economy at East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Steve Kirk, said: It’s wonderful to see that, once again, all bathing waters along the east coast of Lincolnshire have been awarded ‘excellent’ status.
“Tourism is vital to our District’s economy and our coastal strip attracts millions of visitors each year. Being able to offer Blue Flag beaches and the highest standard of clean bathing waters are an important part of creating an attractive and popular coastal destination.”
Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economy and place at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is fantastic news, enormous credit must go to all teams who work so hard to keep our waters so clean.
“We welcome millions of visitors each year to the Lincolnshire coast and we look forward to people enjoying what the county has to offer for many years to come.”
Nationally, 97.9% of bathing waters passed tough standards following a programme of water quality testing at 420 bathing spots carried out by the Environment Agency (EA) from May to September.
The results coincided with a boost to tourism as visitors to the seaside enjoyed England’s hottest summer on record.
The results also show that 92.4% of the beaches and inland lakes tested were given the top rating of ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good.’ Beaches at Whitby (Yorkshire), Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder (Devon) and Skegness (Lincolnshire) have all kept their Excellent rating for the fourth year in a row.
In the early 1990s just 28% of bathing waters would have met today’s standards but dramatic improvements have been made to water quality over the last two decades, in part due to EA regulation reducing pollution from water companies and industry, and the work of local councils and communities.
Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “This is great news for anyone who enjoys a trip to the seaside. We want everyone to be confident in the quality of our bathing waters and that’s why the Environment Agency carry out regular tests to protect the health of visitors.
“Britain’s beaches are visited around 130 million times each year, generating over £7 billion for the economy. Working together we can all keep driving up standards to reduce pollution, ensuring everyone can continue to enjoy our iconic coastline.”
Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency said: “Seaside tourism is worth over £7 billion to the economy and good water quality is essential for people to visit and enjoy our beautiful beaches.
“The Environment Agency’s hard work has helped 388 beaches achieve the top Excellent or Good ratings this year and at beach cleans throughout the summer I’ve seen the commitment of local communities and campaigners to reduce pollution and protect our environment.
“Everyone can take small steps to help us protect water quality as we continue work with water companies, councils and local communities to maintain high bathing water standards.”
Throughout the bathing water season from May to September, staff from the Environment Agency take up to 20 samples at each designated bathing spot. These are tested in Environment Agency laboratories and the results are published online.
This year, more people than ever checked out the EA’s bathing water website theBathing Water Data Explorer which includes a searchable map allowing you to check the water quality at beaches and bathing waters before making a visit. The website, featuring the latest test results available was visited 109,400 times – more than double the amount from 2017.
The general public can help keep bathing waters clean by following this advice:
- Always put litter in the bin at the beach or take it away with you to dispose of at home;
- Check your drains at home aren’t misconnected, sending dirty water from toilets, showers and dishwashers into the wrong pipes and into rivers and the sea. Use a ConnectRight accredited plumber;
- Wet wipes, cotton buds and sanitary items should go in the bin not be flushed.
- Don’t pour fats, oils and grease down the sink, these can pollute rivers and coastal waters and can set hard in pipes which causes blockages.
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Police are investigating a report of an incident exposure in Church Street, Ruskington.
The man is described as in his 70s with a grey beard. He was wearing a short black jacket and jeans.
- Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting incident number 281 of 11/11/18.
- Alternatively, email email@example.com – please put incident 281 of November 11 in the subject lin
- Calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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Lincolnshire County Council Trading Standards have seized a large quantity of children’s dressing up costumes from an individual trading from home, selling online and sending products all over the UK.
The seizure follows an operation carried out on October 24 and the products concerned were found to be counterfeit.
There were more than 2,200 items in total which will now be sent for testing, however they are not expected to meet the relevant safety standards.
With the number of people starting their own small businesses on the rise, it is important to consider that it is not as simple as finding cheap products to import and sell at a healthy profit.
Senior Trading Standards Officer Chad Saratoon said: “In the run up to Halloween we see a lot of novelty items placed on the market in Lincolnshire.
“We consider matters of product safety very seriously and we work with manufacturers to detect counterfeit items on the market.
“Importers and distributors have obligations to check and ensure that the products they place on the market are safe and meet the required safety standards.
Businesses also need to take steps to ensure that what they sell is a genuine product.
“We would urge consumers to take action if they see an item that they suspect is unsafe or fake by reporting it to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.”
Trading Standards would like to re-emphasise the importance of taking adequate precautions when purchasing these types of products and to consider using LED lights instead of candles and tea lights around your children, when they’re wearing these types of costumes.
Police are appealing for witnesses following disorder in Skegness on Saturday evening.
It was reported that some of the people involved were wearing masks, carrying sticks and pool cues.
It is believed that some of those wearing masks ran off from the scene.
Some of them are thought to have left in a taxi.
One man sustained minor injuries.
If you saw the incident, or have information, call 101 quoting Incident 416 of October 27.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, also quoting Incident 416 of October 27.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
On the same evening, a woman was assaulted in a Skegness nightclub.
Police were called at 1.11am this morning (October 28) to the Busters nightclub in Grand Parade.
A woman is believed to have been attacked by four females, aged between 18 and 30, while inside the club between 11.30pm and midnight.
She sustained an injury to her cheekbone and attended Skegness and District Hospital.
If you saw the incident, or have any information, contact Lincolnshire Police by calling 101, quoting Incident 49 of October 28.
You can also email email@example.com, also quoting Incident 49 of October 28.
Intensive care patients got together at a feedback event to share their experiences of treatment at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
It was a chance for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at the hospital to hear direct from patients who have spent time on the unit and their families, on what they thought of their care and any improvements they think can be made to the service.
In addition to presentations from staff on service delivery developments, there were also patient speakers, and a question and answer session with consultants and specialist care team members for patients to take part in.
The now annual event was organised by Junior Sister on ICU Natalie Dillamore, who is responsible for the follow up of patients.
“A selection of patients who have undergone intensive treatment and support are invited back to share their experiences with each other,” said Natalie.
“Each year is proving more and more successful and this time we had over 15 former patients attending along with their relatives.
“We got some great feedback and all of the comments help to improve on future patient care and how we can help patients and relatives deal with the difficult times they are going through whilst on the unit.”
Suzanah Pearl (39), from Spilsby, spent two weeks on Pilgrim’s intensive care unit last year after suffering two collapsed lungs.
She said speaking to other people who had undergone similar experiences is a great help.
“I woke up one morning and was struggling to catch my breath. I was admitted to hospital and found I had pneumonia in one of my lungs,” said Suzanah.
“I was put on a ventilator but I kept deteriorating and within a few hours both my lungs had collapsed.
“I was in an induced coma, very confused and hallucinating – I couldn’t move or speak – it was very scary.
“The staff were excellent, they stay with you 24/7 and do everything for you – I couldn’t fault them.
“I gave a short speech to the other patients on the day about my experiences and what I went through and although it’s hard, it definitely helps to speak out.”
Ethan Brown was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court to 10 years and two months’ imprisonment on Friday, having admitted posing online as a teenage girl to persuade boys to send him sexual images and perform sex acts on themselves.
Ethan Brown, who was 16 at the time of the offences, used Facebook and other social media to target the boys, who were aged between eight and 17.
Working with the National Crime Agency, Lincolnshire Police identified 75 victims from across the UK.
Evidence relating to the offences was recovered from his devices as well as evidence linking his address to the Facebook activity.
A total of 25 prosecutions were brought against Brown, who was charged with Causing and Inciting Children to Child Sexual Exploitation and Possession of Indecent Images Of A Child.
Appearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday September 28 the 20-year-old, of Station Road, Waddington, pleaded guilty to the charges. He was bailed foir sentence on Friday.
Detective Constable Wayne Pilkington, of Lincolnshire Police’s Child Sexual Exploitation Team, led the investigation with support from several specialist departments.
He said: “This was a lengthy and meticulous investigation which took more than three years in total to complete.
“This included interviews with the identified victims, forensic examination of multiple electronic devices and the painstaking review of digital material.
“It also involved a number of lengthy enquiries with law enforcement in America in order to retrieve evidence from Facebook.”