Lincolnshire Police

Road safety campaign rolled out across Lincolnshire

Almost a quarter of all reported road traffic collisions in Lincolnshire in the past five years have involved a cyclist or motorcyclist, new figures have revealed.

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The statistics, compiled by Lincolnshire Police, show there have been 62 fatal collisions involving motorcyclists and 13 involving cyclists.

In addition, 356 motorcyclists and 184 cyclists were seriously injured.

The force is this week supporting the national 2Wheels campaign in line with its own Operation Falcon, aiming to raise awareness of the dangers faced by cyclists and motorcyclists.

It aims to improve driver behaviour and educate both groups on the dangers of not having the correct skills, knowledge and personal protective equipment.

I am acutely aware that road safety is a priority for our residents and have worked hard with colleagues in the force to find ways to reduce the terrible and pointless casualties that occur."

Marc JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire

CCTV image released over stolen bank card use

Lincolnshire Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a stolen bank card.

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Officers said the card was used after being stolen or lost in Skegness in the early hours of Friday, 10 May.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact 101.

Appeal for help to find missing 14-year-old

Concern is growing for a Lincolnshire teenager who went missing last week.

Poppy O'Leary
Lincolnshire Police

Poppy O’Leary was last seen in the Spalding area during the early hours of last Friday.

The 14-year-old has long dark hair and was wearing a grey hoody, white dressing gown and grey,fluffy slippers when she was last seen.

If you have information on Poppy’s whereabouts please call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Detailed traffic survey under way in Boston

Traffic in and around Boston is being monitored during the next fortnight to help council officials understand the town's transport needs.

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Specialist equipment is being set up in 71 locations and motorists may also be asked to stop and answer a few questions about their journey.

Lincolnshire County Councillor, Richard Davies, said: "It's important that every town has a transport model which not only tells us what traffic is doing now, but what it will do in the future.

"So when people say to us 'We'd like to build some houses' we can see what the traffic will be like."

Teenager's kidnap 'extremely unusual' - Police

The detective leading the investigation into the kidnap of a teenager in Gainsborough says the case is "extremely unusual".

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The 18-year-old victim was walking along Colville Terrace at about 20:30 on Thursday 25 April when she was approached by two men.

They restrained her and bundled her into the boot of their car before driving around the town for a short time and stopping in an alleyway near Linden Terrace, just off Trinity Street.

They left the vehicle and the young girl managed to get out of the unlocked car.

Det Sgt Andy Hime said: "I've certainly never heard of an occurrence like this. It's extremely unusual and that's why we're so keen to get to the bottom of it."

Detectives are asking motorists with dash-cams to check footage.

Man killed in collision on A1 in Lincolnshire

A man has died after the van he was driving crashed into the central reservation on the A1 near Grantham.

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The collision happened at about 23:30 on Thursday on the southbound carriageway.

Lincolnshire Police said the man, in his fifties, was driving a white Ford Transit van with a trailer.

The Force is asking witnesses to come forward and appealing to drivers who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.

Highways England said the A1 is currently closed southbound between Harlaxton and Little Ponton and is warning motorists to expect delays of up to 45 minutes.

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Special dedication for first policewoman

Britain's first warranted policewoman, who served in Grantham, has had a room at the town's police station dedicated to her.

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Edith Smith was born in 1876 near Oxton, Birkenhead. She joined the Woman’s Police Volunteers in 1914 when the war broke out. The Woman's Police Volunteers eventually reformed as the Woman’s Police Service. Edith was posted to the Grantham area to assist the fight against drunkenness, widespread use of cocaine, prostitution and the consequent spread of venereal disease.

At that time, women officers were expected to carry out policing duties with no powers of arrest, and unlike the male officers they were not paid out of local rates.

Edith's warrant card was signed in December 1915 and she received the power of arrest, becoming the first full WPC.

Edith was a pioneer in policing and we are immensely proud that she served the people of Grantham as the first woman in Britain with warranted power of arrest. Edith is already recognised by the local community with a blue plaque in the centre of Grantham and it is important that as officers we remember her contribution, her resilience and commitment as part of modern day policing in Lincolnshire."

Phil VickersChief Inspector, Grantham

Have you seen Ashley?

Police in Lincolnshire need help to locate a missing 27-year-old woman.

Ashley Brader
Lincolnshire Police

Ashley Brader was last seen in the Greetwell Road area of Lincoln on 21 April.