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Nature reserve car park in Sleaford to be locked after vandalism

The car park of a Sleaford local nature reserve is to be barred at nights after a series of acts of vandalism and antisocial behaviour.

Environment
New figures released on use of force by Lincolnshire Police - handcuffs being put on. EMN-170726-142201001

Lincolnshire Police reveal 64 officers injured while using force to detain people within the space of three months this year

A total of 64 Lincolnshire Police officers have been injured while having to use force to restrain people within the space of three months this year, according to new reporting figures released today (Wednesday).

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Shop keepers in Lincolnshire warned about man trying to use fake Scottish £20 notes

Shop keepers in Lincolnshire are being warned to beware of attempts to use fake Scottish notes.

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Police summer engagement events come to Heckington Show

Police summer engagement events come to Heckington Show

Lincolnshire Police will have a presence at the Heckington Show this weekend as part of a series of public engagement events over the summer.

News
Images from the Dark Web where drugs, weapons and couterfeit money is openly available to buy.

Dark Web is ‘closer to the surface than people think’ say experts

The murky world of the Dark Web is closer to the surface than people think and criminals are buying, selling and carrying out all sorts of illegal activities on what is viewed like an ‘Amazon for criminals.’

Crime
The weird ‘crimes’ you did not know you were committing

The weird ‘crimes’ you did not know you were committing

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the pavement and pocketing incorrect change.

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A caravan was stolen from a Northampton driveway.

Tools stolen from parked vehicle in Wellingore

Thieves broke into a vehicle and stole tools while it was parked in Wellingore overnight.

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Computer systems of dozens of public bodies from hospitals to councils breached by cyber criminals

Computer systems of dozens of public bodies from hospitals to councils breached by cyber criminals

The computer systems of dozens of public bodies from hospitals and councils to museums and watchdogs have been breached more than 400 times in the last three years by cyber criminals seeking to extort money, cause disruption or extract data, Johnston Press Investigations can reveal.

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Managing Director of Mid UK Recycling, Chris Mountain, with a heap of shredded textiles destined for recycling as fuel. EMN-170724-154804001

Recycling company admits environmental regulation breaches at Barkston Heath site

A recycling company today (Monday) admitted breach of environmental regulations when it appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

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The original announcement by Boots. ABCDE EMN-170407-111645001

Needle exchange to stay until end of July

A needle exchange service for drug-users is to be reinstated at a Sleaford pharmacy - at least until the end of the month.

Health
The University of Northampton is a prime target for cyber hackers, a study by Johnston Press investigations has found.

Cybercrime - the UK’s rising and most prevalent crime

Cyber crime is rapidly rising and experts warn it is reaching epidemic levels as criminals use the Internet as a tool for a multitude of fraudulent activities.

Crime
The wheel nuts were left dangerously loose on Stu Mercer's Toyota MR2 outside his Ruskington home. EMN-170721-134744001

Sports car driver from Ruskington horrified after driving around without realising someone had dangerously loosened his wheel nuts

A horrified Ruskington dad claims he took his 14-month-old son out in his car only to discover someone had dangerously loosened his wheel nuts.

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A section of chain has been stolen from the town's war memorial in Sleaford Market Place. EMN-170721-134755001

Theft from town war memorial

The Town Council has said it is “disappointed” to discover that a part of the chain around Sleaford’s war memorial in the Market Place has been removed.

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Crime

VIDEO: North Kesteven is safest area for a fourth year

North Kesteven has retained its title as the safest place to live in England and Wales for a fourth year running - but numbers of thefts and assaults have risen.

Crime
Court news

UPDATE: Louth police officer admits drink-driving

A Louth police officer has been fined and banned from driving after she admitted drink-driving.

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The scales of justice

Scrap metal collectors caught in Billinghay fined for not having right papers

Two scrap metal collectors caught operating in Billinghay without the correct paperwork have been fined at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

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More Lincolnshire Police officers to undergo taser training. EMN-170718-090914001

Lincolnshire Police aim to equip and train more officers on the beat with Tasers

Lincolnshire Police is to train more officers to use Tasers.

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Lincoln Crown Court.

Metheringham restaurant brothers jailed for tax fraud ordered to repay £95,000

A former parish councillor and his brother, who were jailed for tax fraud after they lied about the takings from their Metheringham restaurant, have been ordered to repay more than £95,000.

Crime
Police warning after sighting of suspicious van in Ewerby

Police warning after sighting of suspicious van in Ewerby

Lincolnshire Police are warning householders to be vigilant after a report of a suspicious vehicle sighted in Ewerby today (Monday).

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Acting Chief Insp Colin Haigh. ANL-170717-111832001

New top cops leading force in East Lindsey.

East Lindsey has a new acting chief inspector – resulting in a change of coast inspector based in Skegness.

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