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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 19 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Spalding shootings: Our Live coverage closing

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for Lincolnshire Live today on what has been a shocking and tragic day. 

I hope we've managed to keep you informed on the developments in Spalding, we'll be back from tomorrow at 8:00am with all the latest.

Join us then. 

Key points from today:

Three people have been shot dead in Spalding

Residents 'terrified' after shootings

Schools in area initially in lockdown

Reports man has killed family members and shot himself

BBC understands it has names of those dead

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Three people suffered fatal gunshot wounds in Spalding on Tuesday

Spalding Shootings - watch: Police media conference

Here's the video of Supt Paul Timmins at Spalding Police station reading a prepared statement as part of a media conference by Lincolnshire Police this afternoon:

Police press conference

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

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Spalding Shootings: Key points

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some key points from the three gun deaths in Spalding:

  • BBC understands that suspected gunman was Lance Hart, believed to have killed daughter Charlotte and wife Claire Hart outside Spalding sports complex
  • Police say a shotgun was the weapon used, they are not looking for anyone else but want to talk to witnesses
  • Police have raided a property in Hatt Close, Moulton

Pictures of the two women killed in Spalding

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This is Charlotte (left) and Claire Hart, the BBC understands they were killed by Lance Hart in Spalding today.

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The view from the rear of the sports complex

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I'm here in Spalding at the back of the Castle Sports Complex, here's what I can see of the carpark where the shooting took place.

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BreakingSpalding Shooting: Family named as dead

The BBC understands the suspected shooter was Lance Hart and the two women were Claire and Charlotte Hart. 

The women are understood to be his wife and daughter.

Diocese reacts to Spalding Shootings

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Traffic and travel: Pinchbeck Road remains closed in Spalding

BBC Travel

Pinchbeck road is still cordoned off between the B1172 Westlode Street junction and the West Elloe Avenue junction while police continue to deal with the aftermath of this morning's shooting.

Elsewhere the A18 is closed between the Scawby and Forest Pines Roundabout, there's been a crash and a lorry has overturned.

Spalding shootings: Police tell media a shotgun was used in the killings

Superintendent Paul Timmins (pictured below) of Lincolnshire Police said the three people who died were known to each other and a shotgun was used in the incident.

Officers said it was not a terrorism incident and they were not looking for anyone else.

Supt Paul Timmins
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Shotgun used in Spalding shooting

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Spalding shootings: Police will not confirm identities of dead

Officers investigating the shooting of the three people in Spalding this morning say they are not ready to release their identities.

Police were called to the Castle Sports Complex around 09:00 where two women were found fatally wounded and the subsequently died of their injuries.

A man at the scene had already died from his injuries.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings.

Shotgun used in Spalding shootings

Police investigating the gun deaths of three people in Spalding say a shotgun was used in the incident.

Two women were treated at the scene near the Castle Sport Complex on Tuesday morning.

Both of the women subsequently died of their injuries and the man was already dead.

The three people were known to each other 

Media assembled for Spalding shooting media conference

Lincolnshire Police are due to hold a media conference shortly after the shooting of three people in Spalding:

Spalding press conference
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Images from the site of the triple shooting in Spalding

As police prepare for a media conference after the shooting of three people in Spalding here are some images from the scene:

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Emergency services were called to the scene around 09:00
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A cordon was set up around the site as details of the three deaths emerged

Spalding shootings: what we know so far

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a quick run-down of what we know:

  • Three shot dead in incident near Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.
  • Two women and one man believed to be killed, suspect among the dead.
  • Police have carried out a raid on a property in Hatt Close, Moulton.
  • Leader of the South Holland District Council says incident is domestic.
  • Police to hold press conference at 16:00 at Spalding Police Station

Reaction from the leader of the County Council

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

'My initial concerns were have I got a mad gunman running around my town?'

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Leader of South Holland District Council, Lord Gary Porter, has been speaking to me and Scott Dalton about the incident in Spalding today.

He says he understands the incident to be of a domestic nature, take a listen:

The Leader of South Holland District Council, Lord Gary Porter, talks about Spalding

More photos from the scene

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some more photos from the scene of the triple shooting in Spalding.

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Traffic and travel: Pinchbeck Road, Spalding closed in both directions

BBC Travel

Usurprisingly Pinchbeck Road in Spalding, the location of the shooting today, is closed as police continue to deal with the incident.

Elsewhere there's been a crash on the A52 in Sedgebrook. The road is also closed in both directions with slow traffic.

Photos from scene of police raid

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This is Hatt Close, where police raided a property believed to be in connection with the shootings in Spalding.

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Hatt close
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Hatt close
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Spalding Shootings: Resident heard 'three bangs'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This man who lives near the Castle Sports Complex heard three bangs around the time the shooting was reported but initially thought nothing of it.

A shooting in Spalding has left three dead, this man who lives nearby heard loud bangs

Spalding Shootings: Get in touch

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you want to tell us anything relating to this story or have your say on what we know so far, then don't hesitate to get in touch with me over email.

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Councillor says shooting 'shocking'

District councillor Gary Taylor, who represents Spalding Castle ward, said: "It's terrible news and local people are very shocked. It's a very quiet place, gun crime does not exist in this area at all. It's shocking news." 

Spalding and South Holland Voice
Spalding and South Holland Voice

The Spalding Guardian reported that six police cars were at the scene on Tuesday morning and that local businesses had been told to keep their doors locked.  

Fatal shootings: Police raid house in Spalding

A man is thought to have shot dead two female members of his family near a swimming pool in Spalding on Tuesday morning. 

The incident was near Castle Swimming Pool at around 09:00 when three people including the suspected gunman died.

Officers later raided a house in Hatt Close, Moulton, Spalding, which one resident in the street claimed was linked to the shooting. 

Police to hold press conference

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Spalding shooting: Emergency services at the scene

A police tent covers the scene of the shooting outside the Castle swimming pool...

Scene of shooting
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Police officers were also guarding the entrance to the pool...

Police at scene of Spalding shooting
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Spalding shooting: Scene in town centre

The scene of the shooting is in the centre of Spalding and close to the town's police station...

Map of Spalding
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Spalding shootings: What we know so far

Three people have died in a shooting incident in Spalding this morning. This is what we know so far:

Emergency services at scene of triple fatal shooting

Emergency services are still at the scene of a triple shooting in Spalding this morning.

Two women and a man are understood to have died in the shooting, the gunman is among the dead.

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Spalding Shooting: The latest

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

  • Three dead after shooting near Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.
  • Dead believed to be two women and a man, suspected shooter among them.
  • Nearby schools were placed under lockdown however that has now been lifted.
  • Huge police presence remains.

School lockdown lifted

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've been speaking to Lincolnshire County Council, they say nearby schools were under lockdown for some time however that has now been lifted.

It looks like some parents feel they weren't properly informed about developments however.

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Local councillor reacts to 'shocking news'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's terrible news and local people are very shocked. It's a very quiet place, gun crime does not exist in this area at all. It's shocking news.

Gary TaylorSouth Holland District Council

Spalding shooting: 'Dozens of police cars tearing around', says eyewitness

Eyewitnesses reported hearing "dozens" of police cars and an air ambulance heading to the scene. 

One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "We heard all the police cars earlier this morning - they were absolutely everywhere, tearing around. 

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Spalding and South Holland Voice

 "We didn't hear any shots, nothing at all, only the dozens, literally dozens, of police cars. It must have been about half past nine or quarter to 10 when it started and there was car after car."   

Spalding shooting: Two women and one man dead

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Labour leader reacts to Spalding Shooting

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Spalding shootings: Paramedics told to approach with caution

East Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics were told to approach the scene with caution and fought to save the three people who died. A spokeswoman said: 

"Upon arriving at scene, our paramedics treated three patients who had gunshot wounds. Despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene the patients were pronounced dead. "

Resident 'terrified' after hearing of shooting

A resident of Pinchbeck Road, who did not want to be named, said she was "terrified" when she heard the news. 

"All we know is as much as was on Twitter. We've not had the police round here to say keep your doors shut."

Pinchbeck Road resident

Pictures from the scene of the Spalding shootings

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Jake Zuckerman has arrived at the scene and has sent us these photos 

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