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  1. Man arrested for drug offences in police raid

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences as part of a police raid in Grimsby following reports from the local community about drug dealing activity.

    Police

    The 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after police raided a property in Rutland Street on Tuesday.

    Officers seized a quantity of wraps believed to be Class A drugs, drug paraphernalia, a number of mobile phones and tablets, plus a number of weapons such as knives and a sword.

    Four high value bikes suspected of being stolen were also discovered inside the address, police say.

    Inquiries are ongoing to determine where the bikes have come from and who their rightful owners are, according to Humberside Police.

    The arrested man remains in custody, the force adds.

  2. Grimsby tip waste transformed into Christmas wonderland

    Rubbish discarded at a recycling centre in Grimsby has become a visitor attraction after being transformed by workers into a Christmas winter wonderland.

    The scene at the tip

    Staff at the Community Recycling Centre on Estuary Way created a festive scene at the site using old tyres, traffic cones and other waste.

    Employee Matty Harlow said people were visiting to "look at what we've done, they say it's like a day out".

    Among the festive scenes are Minions, characters from the Despicable Me films, made out of old tyres stacked together and painted in a Christmas theme wearing Santa hats.

    There are also snowmen, elves, Christmas trees and Father Christmas pulling a sledge.

    Will Wooliss, one of the workers who helped create the scene, said: "It's all just recycling stuff that's been brought onto the site by members of the public.

    "We've wrapped them in lights and baubles and also painted them up."

  3. Grimsby Young's seafood staff 'self-isolating'

    About 40 workers at Young's seafood factories in Grimsby are self-isolating after catching Covid-19, it's been confirmed.

    Youngs factory

    The company said 42 members of staff were affected across its eight sites in the town, which employ about 2,500 people in total.

    A spokesman for Young's said the area had seen "an increase in positive cases over the past eight weeks" and added that most of the cases were "from family or community contact".

    “We have been in regular liaison with Public Health England and have invested heavily and acted swiftly to prevent transmission within our facilities," the company said.

    "All employees identified as having close contact with the affected individuals have been sent home to self-isolate.

    “We are continuing to follow government guidelines and doing everything possible to protect our people and the wider general public at this time.

    "Like all food manufacturing businesses, we have strict hygiene controls in place across all of our sites. In addition, all our teams wear protective clothing and wash and sanitise their hands frequently throughout the day," the firm added.

  4. East Lindsey among Covid-19 hotspots

    A Lincolnshire district has entered the top 20 coronavirus hotspots in England, latest figures show.

    Lincolnshire coronavirus figures graphic

    The statistics, which go up to the middle of last week, show there are currently 525 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in East Lindsey. The England average is 270.

    Hull currently has the highest rate of infections in the country, while North East Lincolnshire is sixth highest.

  5. Wandering child may have been sleep-walking - Police

    A young boy who was spotted on CCTV wandering the streets of Grimsby last week may have been sleep-walking, police say.

    CCTV

    The Humberside force originally put out an appeal for information after the child, believed to be about eight years old, was seen walking alone around Harvey Walk, in the New Waltham area, at about 00:15 on Friday.

    Investigations throughout Friday and over the weekend have "exhausted" all lines of inquiry to determine who the child was and the circumstances behind the sighting.

    Det Insp Kerry Bull, from Humberside Police, says: "We never received a report of a missing person and inquiries have not led us to a crime having been committed.

    Quote Message: I want to reiterate my statement from Friday and reassure the public we don’t believe the child has come to any harm. It is our belief this child had slept-walked or left the address to meet a friend and returned to bed shortly after, potentially unaware they are the centre of a report of a concern for safety." from Det Insp Kerry Bull Humberside Police
    Det Insp Kerry BullHumberside Police
  6. Search continues for 'wandering' boy in Grimsby

    Police in Grimsby say they're carrying out "extensive inquiries" in their search for a boy who was seen on CCTV wandering in part of the town after midnight.

    CCTV footage

    While there has been no report of a child going missing, the search for the boy is continuing as there is "concern for safety", according to Humberside Police.

    The boy, who is thought to be no older than eight years old, was seen wandering around Harvey Walk in New Waltham at about 00:15 this morning, wearing dark pyjamas and slippers.

    Det Insp Kerry Bull says water, woodland, gardens and home out buildings are all being checked by officers.

    "I would like to reiterate that while our search remains ongoing, and we understand and take seriously the level of concern of this report, we still do not believe or have any evidence to suggest the child has come to any harm," she adds.

    "It is possible the child has left a property to go to a friend’s and returned without waking anyone in the house, or has left in their sleep and doesn’t remember this, again being in bed when they’ve woken up."

    Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Humberside Police.

  7. 'Urgent' appeal to find missing boy in Grimsby

    Police are trying to find a child who was seen wandering the streets of Grimsby alone in the early hours of this morning.

    The missing boy

    Officers were called by a member of the public who saw the boy, who is thought to be no older than eight years old, wearing dark-coloured pyjamas and slippers.

    The child was seen wandering around Harvey Walk, New Waltham, at about 00:15 this morning, Humberside Police said.

    Det Insp Tom Kelly said: “I want to reassure the public we have teams on the ground in Harvey Walk and surrounding areas conducting a number of inquiries to try and locate this child.

    “Currently we have the CCTV image which shows the child we are looking for. I appreciate the quality of this is low, so we would ask locals to check their CCTV footage and contact us if they see anything similar."

    Police have asked the public not to speculate, but to contact them "with urgency" if they have information about where the child is.

  8. Appeal after firework pushed through letterbox in Grimsby

    Humberside Police have launched an investigation after a firework was pushed through the letterbox of a house in Grimsby last night.

    Police

    The occupant of the house on Hamilton Close was awake when the incident happened at about 23:00 on Thursday and was able to put out the fire, according to Humberside Police.

    Supt Tracy Bradley said: "While the vast majority of people were simply trying to enjoy Bonfire Night with their families and adhere to the new lockdown regulations, there were some notable exceptions where we needed to step in and take action.

    “I want to make it clear we won’t tolerate this kind of behaviour and we will find and take action against anyone found to be involved.

    “We’re working with our colleagues in Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and our local authorities to identify those committing offences last night and that includes those gathering in large groups breaching the lockdown restrictions.

    Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact the Humberside force.

  9. Covid rule breakers should 'expect' fines - Police

    People in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire who willingly break the law over the coronavirus lockdown should expect to be fined, according to Humberside Police.

    A police officer's jacket

    From today, many shops have been forced to close and households cannot mix, except for childcare or those in support bubbles.

    Assistant Ch Con Chris Noble, from Humberside Police, has thanked those people East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire who have been following the rules so far.

    However, people who plan to willingly break the rules will be dealt with through fines, he says.

    "I would appeal to anyone thinking about this [breaking the rules] to think very carefully about their actions and about how they would feel if others were endangering their loved ones, and I would ask you to make the right choice," he says.

    "As has been our approach throughout the pandemic, we will continue to engage with people sensibly and fairly, explaining and encouraging people to follow the restrictions in place."

    He adds that enforcement will be a "last resort", saying people who "recklessly" ignore the rules and organise gatherings should "expect to receive a fixed penalty notice".

  10. Latest coronavirus deaths confirmed by hospital trust

    Three more people have died in Lincolnshire's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed the deaths today.

    That means 180 people have died in hospitals run by the trust after testing positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.

    Meanwhile, a total of 143 people have died at sites run by the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust after testing positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

  11. More Covid-19 deaths in Lincolnshire's hospitals

    Five more people died at the weekend in Lincolnshire's hospitals after earlier testing positive for coronavirus, it's been confirmed.

    Man in mask

    Three deaths were recorded by the trust which runs Boston, Lincoln and Grantham Hospitals, according to official Data from NHS England.

    Meanwhile, two deaths were recorded by the North Lincolnshire and Goole Trust.

    That brings the number of people in Lincolnshire who've died after testing positive for Covid-19 to 315.

  12. Tier 2: What are the new restrictions from Saturday?

    With Hull, East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire going into tier two - "high alert" coronavirus restrictions at the weekend, what does that mean for people living there?

    It means that from 00:01 on Saturday, socialising between households in any indoor setting, including homes, pubs and restaurants, will be banned.

    People are only allowed to mix indoors with their own households or support bubbles.

    In other words, you can't go into your friend or relative's house - and you can't arrange to go for a drink or meal indoors with someone you don't live with.

    This also applies if you travel outside of the affected areas.

    Schools and workplaces are not affected.

    Difference between tiers
  13. Tier 2: What are the new restrictions from Saturday?

    With the news that East Yorkshire, Hull and northern Lincolnshire are to be put into tier two - "high alert" coronavirus restrictions, what does that mean for people living there?

    It means that from 00:01 on Saturday, socialising between households in any indoor setting, including homes, pubs and restaurants, will be against the law.

    People are only allowed to mix indoors with their own households or support bubbles.

    In other words, you can't go into your friend or relative's house - and you can't arrange to go for a drink or meal indoors with someone you don't live with.

    This also applies if you travel outside of the affected areas. Schools and workplaces are not affected.

    Difference between tiers
  14. Tier 2 restrictions will 'cause concern' - Council boss

    Northern Lincolnshire's move into tier two Covid restrictions at the weekend presents a “challenging situation", the Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council has said.

    2m sign

    North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, as well as Hull and East Yorkshire, will move to tier two - "high alert" - from 00:01 on Saturday, meaning a ban on households mixing indoors.

    The "rule of six" must also be followed outdoors, and pubs and restaurants will close at 22:00 under the new restrictions.

    Councillor Philip Jackson, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said it was a difficult time for local residents.

    "This is a challenging situation and will understandably cause concern, but I would urge everyone in the borough to stay strong and keep going during the difficult weeks and months ahead," he said.

    Councillor Jackson added that the importance of visiting arrangements for care homes in particular had been discussed with the government.

    “We stressed the importance of being able to develop innovative ways of maintaining safe visiting arrangements for care homes in particular, and we hope to have some news on that issue soon," he said.

  15. Tier 2 measures 'require sacrifices' - Council boss

    Tier two coronavirus restrictions which will be imposed on northern Lincolnshire from the weekend will "require sacrifices" from people in the area, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council has said.

    2m sign

    Northern Lincolnshire, as well as Hull and East Yorkshire, will move to tier two - "high alert" - from 00:01 on Saturday, meaning a ban on households mixing indoors.

    The "rule of six" must also be followed outdoors, and pubs and restaurants will close at 22:00 under the new restrictions.

    Councillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “While infection rates in North Lincolnshire remain lower than in many parts of the country, we have still experienced a rising number of positive cases in most recent weeks, particularly among those aged over 59. These are among the groups most at risk.

    “It is this - the very real risk to our older residents, our mums, our dads, our grandmothers and grandfathers - which has caused most concern and led us to be moved up a tier in the Local Covid Alert Levels.

    “I would urge everyone in North Lincolnshire to follow the guidance in order to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and not only avoid tougher measures being introduced but to go back to 'Medium'.

    “I understand this requires sacrifices, especially families not being allowed to meet socially indoors, but if we all play our part we can reduce the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and return North Lincolnshire to the lowest alert level.”

    The new measures will be scrutinised to see if they are still appropriate after two weeks, Councillor Waltham added.

  16. Northern Lincolnshire to get extra tier 2 support cash

    Northern Lincolnshire will receive an additional £1m in financial support when it moves into tier two coronavirus restrictions at the weekend, it's been confirmed.

    2m sign

    Northern Lincolnshire, along with Hull and East Yorkshire, are all to be put in to tier two - "high alert" - coronavirus restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday.

    It means socialising indoors between households indoors is banned and people are only allowed to mix indoors with their own households or support "bubbles".

    The leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob Waltham, says that as part of the council's agreement with the government over going into tier two, northern Lincolnshire will receive an extra £1m in financial support.

    That amount is on top of the business support package announced by the Chancellor last week for businesses in tier two areas, he says.

    Councillor Waltham says: “There will be some impact upon people’s lives and upon a number of businesses, but we have secured access to immediate government monies to help those businesses navigate these uncertain times.”

  17. Tier 2: What will the new restrictions be from Saturday?

    With the news that East Yorkshire, Hull and northern Lincolnshire are to be put into tier two - "high alert" coronavirus restrictions, what does that mean for people living there?

    It means that from 00:01 on Saturday, socialising between households in any indoor setting, including homes, pubs and restaurants, will be against the law.

    People are only allowed to mix indoors with their own households or support bubbles.

    In other words, you can't go into your friend or relative's house - and you can't arrange to go for a drink or meal indoors with someone you don't live with.

    This also applies if you travel outside of the affected areas. Schools and workplaces are not affected.

    Difference between tiers
  18. East Yorkshire, northern Lincolnshire set to go to tier 2

    East Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire are to be moved to tier 2 - high alert - coronavirus restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday morning, the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed.

    Man in mask

    Tier 2 means socialising between households in an indoor setting, including homes, pubs and restaurants will be against the law.

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We continue to see a worrying rise in cases right across the country, and it is clear decisive action is needed.

    "We have agreed with local leaders to move more areas into the high local Covid alert level this week.

    "These restrictions are challenging for us all, but it is only by working together and following the rules that we will bring down the rates of infection.

    "A failure to act now will only lead to longer disruption and greater economic damage," Mr Hancock added.

  19. BreakingEast Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire go to tier 2

    The East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire will be moved to tier 2 - high alert - coronavirus restrictions from Saturday morning, it's been confirmed.

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