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Appeal over assault in Louth as slavery inquiry continues

Police investigating allegations of modern slavery at a Louth car wash are asking for witnesses to the possible assault of a worker to come forward.


Three men from Grimsby were arrested yesterday on suspicion of modern day slavery offences at the New Hand Car Wash on Louth's Fairfield industrial estate.

Officers say they want to hear from anyone who saw an assault, or who has any information.

Arrests in Louth car wash modern day slavery investigation

Three men have been arrested following an investigation into modern day slavery at a car wash in Louth.

The men, all from the Grimsby area, were arrested today at the New Hand Car Wash on the Fairfield Industrial Estate.

The arrested men, who are aged 19, 27 and 49, remain in police custody, according to the Lincolnshire force.

Officers want to speak to anyone who has information they believe could assist with their investigation.

Police have also made a specific plea to witnesses of a possible assault on a worker which is believed to have taken place at the car wash within the last three weeks.

Man arrested over Grimsby rape

A man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman in Grimsby last year.

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Officers were called shortly after midnight on 10 March 2019 to reports a woman had been raped on Railway Street as she walked home.

A 25-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of rape and actual bodily harm, according to police. He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

Specialist officers continue to support the woman and to keep her up-to-date with the investigation, Humberside Police say.

Since the initial report we've explored numerous lines of inquiry, including reviewing CCTV, house-to-house inquiries, consulting with the National Crime Agency and criminal profilers and working with Regional Scientific Support Services to explore all forensic opportunities available to us."

Det Ch Insp Stu MillerSenior Investigating Officer, Humberside Police

Striker Ogbu leaves Grimsby

Moses Ogbu has left Grimsby Town, the club has confirmed:

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with van

A motorcyclist has been seriously hurt in a collision in North East Lincolnshire.

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It happened at about 09:50 yesterday near Peaks Top Farm on Hewitts Avenue in New Waltham, and involved a white Ford Transit van and a silver Suzuki Ignis motorbike.

Humberside Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly a woman who was pushing a pushchair along Hewitts Avenue just before it happened.

Man and woman arrested after Grimsby fire

Two people have been arrested in connection with a fire at a building fire in Grimsby.


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to Alexandra Road after the blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning.

Humberside Police said a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to contact police.

Holloway appointed as Grimsby Town manager

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Ian Holloway is Grimsby Town's new manager.

Ian Holloway
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The 56-year-old had been out of management since leaving his role as Queens Park Rangers boss in May 2018.

Holloway succeeds Michael Jolley, who was sacked on 15 November after a seven-game winless run.

"The board believes securing someone of Ian's experience and reputation demonstrates our commitment to bringing success back to Blundell Park," said majority shareholder John Fenty.

"We believe his track record of achieving success at unfashionable, underperforming clubs makes him an attractive long-term appointment."

The Mariners have not won a game in more than three months - a run of 15 games - and have slipped to 21st in League Two, six points above bottom side Stevenage.

Holloway has twice guided teams to promotion to the Premier League, winning the play-offs with Blackpool in 2010 and Crystal Palace in 2013.

Last sunrise of the decade at Cleethorpes Beach

As the end of 2019 draws nigh, BBC Weather Watcher Arlene Towriss was up early this morning to capture these stunning photos of the last sunrise of the decade at Cleethorpes beach:

Sunrise at Cleethorpes Beach
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Sunrise at Cleethorpes Beach
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Boy, 3, saved by off-duty police officers

Two off-duty police officers have saved the life of a three-year-old boy who was choking in the street in a North East Lincolnshire village.


The boy was with his parents when he fell ill and started having convulsions on Humberston Road in New Waltham on Monday.

They officers - who are husband and wife - saw they were in trouble and stopped to help out.

The pair, who wish to remain anonymous, gave the boy treatment and cleared his airways before an ambulance crew arrived and took him to hospital.

Humberside Police said they were "very glad" to say the boy and his parents were doing well.

The officers have played their actions down, but I’m extremely proud of what they did while off-duty today. It shows to me that all our officers across the force constantly work to protect our communities whether they are on or off-duty. To me, stepping up like this to look after people is the very essence of what makes us the police.”

Assistant Ch Con Paul AndersonHumberside Police

Man injured as car driven off after 'altercation'

A man suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car being driven away from a property in Scunthorpe after what police describe as an "altercation".

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The man was hit by the Peugeot car, which also hit two other vehicles on Warley Road, at about 21:30 on Sunday.

A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving and assault, according to Humberside Police.

Officers said the man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has since been released.