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No new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Lincolnshire

The latest figures from NHS England show there have been no new deaths from coronavirus in Lincolnshire.

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Prior to today, 24 people have died in the county after testing positive for Covid-19, with the last fatalities reported yesterday.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) said two women, aged 55 and 82, and a man aged 76 had died. A spokesperson for the trust said all three had underlying health conditions.

It comes as two testing facilities for NHS workers are being set up in Lincoln and Boston.

Andrew Morgan, the chief executive of ULHT, says they should be up and running this week.

He said 525 members of staff are currently off work as a result of the pandemic.

The total number of deaths at North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust stands at 12.

Police urge Good Samaritan to come forward

Police investigating an alleged assault on an 85-year-old woman in a North East Lincolnshire village want a passer-by who stopped to help to come forward.

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The alleged assault took place on Haile Road in Humberston at about 18:00 on 10 March and involved an elderly woman and a group of teenage boys.

One of the boys is believed to have pushed the woman, causing her to fall over.

She was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries and remains in a stable condition.

A 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with assault.

Officers say a woman - or possibly two women - stopped to help the victim and gave first aid and provided blankets.

Humberside Police is asking them to come forward.

New temporary mortuary for Hull in response to pandemic

A new temporary mortuary is to be built in Hull in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it's been confirmed.

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The new facility is to be sited at the former McBride's site on Stockholm Road (pictured), according to Hull City Council.

The new mortuary will be "part of the strategic response to the pandemic led by Humber Local Resilience Forum (LRF)", the council says.

It will supplement existing mortuary provision on the North Bank and South Bank, the authority adds.

Chris Blacksell, chair of Humber LRF, says: "Tragically, we anticipate the number of deaths in our region will rise and this is why we must ensure we have in place adequate mortuary space to manage this.

"All partners in the Humber LRF want to ensure each person receives respectful, dignified care on their final journey and this facility is essential to that."

Dead snake found in cardboard box in Grimsby

A six-foot long snake has been found dead inside a cardboard box in Grimsby.

The dead snake
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The reptile was found by a member of the public in Newmarket Street on 3 April and reported to North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team.

A council spokesperson said it is not known how long the snake had been there but it is likely it was a household pet that had died and been dumped by its owner.