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Louth man who drove ‘while four times over the limit’ gets suspended prison sentence

A Louth man has received a 16 week suspended prison sentence after driving while more than four-and-a-half times over the alcohol limit.

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‘Can you hear me?’ - Lincolnshire residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

Lincolnshire residents are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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A Harris hawk

Birds of prey stolen in Horncastle town centre

Two birds of prey - a Harris hawk and a Red Tailed hawk - were stolen from a property in Horncastle last week.

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CCTV: Police investigate thefts in Trusthorpe

Lincolnshire Police would like to speak to a man in connection with a theft of a number of car batteries in Trusthorpe.

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The stolen minibus.

School minibus stolen from North Somercotes

A minibus was stolen from North Somercotes CE Primary School on Wednesday night.

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VIDEO: Stark message to illegal hare coursers - you are not welcome in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police and the county’s farming community have sent out a significant message to illegal hare coursers that they will not be welcome in the county and may well go home minus their property.

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VIDEO: Watch as an illegal hare courser’s car seized by police is crushed at a Lincolnshire scrapyard today

Lincolnshire Police dealt a crushing blow to one illegal hare courser this morning (Thursday) as they reduced his car to scrap.

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Burglar jailed after stealing £71,000 from Skegness Town Hall

A burglar got away with over £71,000 in Bank Holiday car park takings after using a duplicate key to raid council offices, Lincoln Crown Court was told yesterday (Wednesday).

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Double penalty points for drivers caught using mobile phone

Double penalty points for drivers caught using mobile phone

New laws coming into force on 1 March will mean that drivers caught using their mobile phone while at the wheel will face double penalty points and a double fine.

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BREAKING: Jacob Benet Cook pleads guilty to child sex offences

A Woodhall Spa man will be sentenced next month after he today (Tuesday) admitted attempting to incite a 13-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

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A dog is treated by RSPCA staff after it was rescued from the puppy farm run by a man who was jailed for six months for animal cruelty offences.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

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Chief Constable Bill Skelly and Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones with NFU members

Chief Constable vows new focus on rural crime and hare coursing

The Chief Constable for Lincolnshire today vowed to launch a new drive to tackle rural crime.

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UPDATE: Teenager arrested after A16 collision

A teenage male has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and drug possession following a collision between a car and a van yesterday (Thursday)

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Court news.

Horncastle man fined for illegal fishing in Lincolnshire

A Horncastle man is among seven Lincolnshire anglers who have been landed with penalties totalling more than £4,000 for fishing without a licence.

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Lincolnshire force sees rise in recorded hate crime – but not ‘in the aftermath of Brexit’

Lincolnshire has seen a rise in hate crime but police say there has been ‘no sharp increase in racially or religiously motivated crime in the aftermath of Brexit’, instead saying the biggest rise was against disability and LGBT communities.

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Unique bike stolen from East Barkwith

Motorbike theft at East Barkwith

A Honda 450 CRF off-road motorbile has been stolen from East Barkwith.

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The unauthorised roadside advertisement in Jubilee Way, Horncastle.

Horncastle business owner prosecuted for roadside advertisement

East Lindsey District Council has successfully prosecuted Andrew Riddel of Horncastle for siting and displaying an advert on the side of a large lorry trailer without advertising consent.

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Hare Coursing

31 incidents of hare coursing in 48-hour operation across Lincolnshire at weekend

Lincolnshire police received 31 reports of hare coursing on Saturday and Sunday in a crackdown on this illegal form of hunting.

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Daniel Thomas tragically died last Wednesday (February 8).

UPDATE: Police name victim of Ludborough collision

Lincolnshire Police have today (Monday) released the identity of the man who tragically lost his life in a collision on the A18 at Ludborough last week.

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‘Coffee with a cop’ at Louth cafe today

Residents are being invited to have ‘coffee with a cop’ at the Larders II cafe in Louth’s indoor New Market Hall today (Monday February 13).

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