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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Another busy day here in Lincoln, we'll back from tomorrow at 8:00am.

Here are some of the things from today.

  • The dead are Charlotte Hart, 19, Claire Hart, 50, and Lance Hart, 57

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Weather watchers: Spectacular sunsets

BBC Weather Watchers

We've had some cracking sunsets over the last few weeks and last night was no different, take a look at these

First to Fosdyke courtesy of user Fenland Bird: 

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Next Cowbit, Russell sent this moody shot over:

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And finally Gainsborough, thanks to user Malc for this one:

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Renewed witness appeal after fatal North Thoresby crash

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a 65-year-old cyclist died when he crashed into a stationary Mercedes parked on Ludborough Road earlier this month.

He was airlifted to Queens Medical Centre on Friday 8 July with serious injuries and died two days later. 

Officers are hoping to speak to a woman who was driving a small, blue car.

Traffic and travel: Crash on the A46

BBC Travel

The A46 Welton Road is partially-blocked with queuing traffic at the Lincoln Road junction because of a crash.

BreakingSpalding shootings: Lance Hart did not hold gun licence

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The man who shot dead his partner and teenage daughter outside a leisure centre in Lincolnshire was not a licensed firearms holder.

Charlotte Hart, 19, along with her mother Claire, 50, was killed by father Lance, 57, near the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Tuesday.

He then took his own life with the shotgun he used in the killings.

In a statement, police said the "provenance of the weapon used is an active line of inquiry".

Officers also said they could "confirm that the deceased was not a shotgun certificate or firearms licence holder".

We can confirm that the deceased was not a shotgun certificate or firearms licence holder and the provenance of the weapon used is an active line of inquiry."

Lincolnshire Police

Traffic and travel: Crash on the A180

BBC Travel

The Barnetby le Wold slip road on the A180 is partially blocked with very slow wedding heading westbound at Barnetby Top.

There's been a crash involving two vehicles.

Spalding shootings: Pictures from Moulton church

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The church near the Hart family home is staying open for tributes today, candles have been lit by some residents already.

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First responders take to two wheels

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

LIVES emergency responders are being trained to react to medical emergencies on push bikes. 

The seven-week pilot aims to make it easier for volunteers to reach patients that are unwell in city centres or shopping centres.

They're designed to carry all the same equipment as a vehicle. They're actually carrying about 45 pounds of life saving equipment with them including a defibrillator and an oxygen supply.

Nikki SilverChief Executive Officer, LIVES

Man rescued by RNLI

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man's had to be rescued from the sea- after he jumped from the old pier foundations in Skegness. 

An RNLI lifeguard found the man was unconscious and brought him back to the beach last night- he was then taken to hospital for further treatment.

Northampton University 'deeply saddened' by death of Charlotte Hart

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Charlotte Hart was studying midwifery at the university and was also a member of the lacrosse team, they've posted this message on their website.

Charlotte was lovely young woman, who’s quiet, friendly manner served her well with her academic studies at University and during her clinical placement with Kettering General Hospital. Charlotte was well liked and extremely hard working throughout her studies... she was a lovely person, who will be sorely missed."

Mary HuntleySenior Lecturer in midwifery

Friend remembers Charlotte Hart

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

An emotional Lauren Austin pays tribute to her friend

Spalding Shootings: What we know today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

  • The dead are understood to be Charlotte Hart, 19, Claire Hart, 50, and Lance Hart, 57
  • BBC understands Lance Hart used a shotgun to kill his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself
  • Post-mortem examinations are being carried out today
  • Spalding High school have paid tribute to Charlotte

Floral tributes placed outside police cordon

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

People are laying flowers for those killed yesterday

Spalding shootings: Tributes to gun victims

A teenager killed in a shooting near a swimming pool in Lincolnshire has been described by her former school as "an exemplary student in every way".

Charlotte Hart, 19, along with her mother Claire, 50, was shot dead by father Lance, 57, near the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Tuesday.

Charlotte Hart, pictured with her mother Claire, was studying midwifery at Northampton University
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Charlotte Hart, pictured with her mother Claire, was studying midwifery at Northampton University

He then used the shotgun he killed his family with to take his own life. 

Man badly hurt in Grimsby attack

BBC Radio Humberside

The man was seriously injured in an attack on Winthorpe Road in the Nunsthorpe Estate yesterday evening. 

Police believe a number of people may have been involved in the incident and want any witnesses to come forward.

The 28-year-old man is in Diana Princess of Wales Hospital where his condition is described as serious, but stable.  

Watch: Spalding residents give their reaction

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Tributes are being laid for the victims of the Spalding shooting

Traffic and travel: Castlegate, Grantham closed

BBC Travel

The road at Castlegate - has been shut between south of the Bluegate junction and north of Middlemore Yard junction because of a collapsed sewer.

Repair works will start tomorrow by Anglian Water. 

Motorists are being told to avoid the area if possible.

Tribute from Equestrian Centre

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This tribute has been posted from the riding school attended by Charlotte and Claire Hart.

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Moulton church to stay open for tributes

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The BBC understands that the church in the village of the Moulton, the location of the Hart family home, will be staying open so people can light candles for the victims.

The home on Hatt Close was raided by police yesterday shortly after the shooting. 

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Spalding shootings: Tributes continue online

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

'How does something get that bad?'

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been speaking to a man who arrived at the scene shortly after the shootings and saw the authorities taking the bodies away. 

He only wanted to be known by his first name, Dave, and this is what he told me. Take a listen.

David Sykes speaks to a man who arrived at the scene shortly after the shootings

Spalding shootings: High School tribute to Charlotte Hart

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Spalding High School where Charlotte Hart had been a pupil issued this tribute:

"We are all deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of our former student, Charlotte Hart. 

She was an exemplary student in every way, who showed incredible kindness and empathy towards others.  

"Charlotte had many close friends and her polite and caring nature endeared her to all who met her. It is our students who make Spalding High School such a unique and special place to be and to lose Charlotte is devastating to us all.

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with Charlotte’s brothers, her family and friends at this time."

Spalding shootings: Charlotte Hart, 19, training to be midwife

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Gun victim Charlotte Hart, 19, (pictured) was training to be a midwife when she was shot and killed yesterday by a man believed to be her own father.

Her former secondary school, Spalding High School, has told us she was "incredibly driven to achieve her dream" and excelled academically.

Charlotte died with her mother Claire Hart after being shot at Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.

Lance Hart, 57, died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds at the scene.

Charlotte Hart
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Charlotte had moved to Northampton University where she was continuing her studies.  

Spalding shootings: 'We'll pull together' says town's vicar

The vicar of Spalding, the Reverend John Bennett, said the church was ready to help those shocked by the killings.

"I'm sure that as a community we will actually pull together and give the help and support that's needed for people involved with this.

"We'll be looking at whether we do something actually in the church over next few days, or whether we do something specifically on Sunday.

"It's just not the sort of thing you expect to happen in a small market town anywhere in the country, let alone in Lincolnshire."

Reverend John Bennett
BBC

Spalding shootings: Thoughts turn to the victims

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

After the initial shock, social media posts show reactions to the deaths of a mother and daughter in Spalding.

The BBC understands Claire Hart, 50, and her daughter Charlotte Hart, 19, were fatally shot near the Castle Sports swimming pool on Tuesday.

Lance Hart, 57, is understood to have then shot himself at the scene.

Here's one tweet we saw about the deaths:

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Spalding shootings: Cars removed from the scene

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Two cars have now been taken away from the Castle Sports Complex, the scene of yesterday's shooting.

Three members of a family were killed in a shooting near the Castle Sports swimming pool in Lincolnshire.

The BBC understands Claire Hart, 50, and her daughter Charlotte Hart, 19, were killed in the shooting in Spalding.

Lance Hart, 57, is understood to have then shot himself at the scene.

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Spalding shootings: Reaction on Twitter to town deaths

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The deaths of a mother and her daughter in Spalding on Tuesday has prompted a reaction on social media.

Charlotte and Claire Hart were shot by Lance Hart in the car park of the Castle Sports Complex yesterday morning.

Here is one response on Twitter:

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Spalding shootings: Post-mortem examinations to take place later

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police say post-mortem examinations on all three bodies are due to begin later today. 

Charlotte and Claire Hart (pictured) were shot by Lance Hart in the car park of Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Tuesday morning.

Charlotte and Claire Hart
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Spalding shootings: Neighbour tells of 'caring' man

Investigators raided the family home in Hatt Close, Moulton, where one neighbour described gunman Lance Hart as "always caring" and a "very nice guy." 

Lance Hart shot his wife and 19-year-old daughter in Spalding on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself.

The resident, who gave his name as Peter, said: 

"Lance worked as a delivery driver for a builders' merchants - we've had quite a bit of stuff from them - but he was always caring and would come around afterwards to see whether we could carry stuff.

PeterNeighbour

At the scene: Spalding remains in shock at triple killing

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I'm near the scene in Spalding this morning where three members of a family were killed in a shooting near a swimming pool yesterday.

Scene of shooting
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Lance Hart, 57, his wife Claire Hart, 50, and their daughter Charlotte Hart, 19, were killed in the incident. Police aren't looking for anyone else over the deaths.

Looking at the scene now, the police cordon is still in place and I can see the tops of the two white tents placed where the incident happened while police continue their investigations.

The town of Spalding, meanwhile, remains in shock at what's happened, with the Vicar of Spalding, the Reverend John Bennett, telling BBC Radio Lincolnshire of his disbelief at the events.

Spalding shootings recap: Major Crime Team brought in

Superintendent Paul Timmins (pictured) of Lincolnshire Police said the triple gun deaths in Spalding on Tuesday had prompted the involvement of a specialist police unit.

Supt Paul Timmins
BBC

Clearly, a situation such as this for a small community like Spalding is hard to comprehend. We are working alongside colleagues from the East Midlands Major Crime Team in order to provide answers around what has happened."

Supt Paul TimminsLincolnshire Police

Floral tributes left at scene of Spalding shootings

Picture of Lance Hart who shot his wife and daughter

Here is a picture of Lance Hart the man the BBC understands who shot his wife and 19-year-old daughter before turn the shotgun on himself on Spalding on Tuesday.

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Neighbour's shock over family gun deaths

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A neighbour has told of his shock after a 57-year-old man shot his wife and daughter before killing himself in Spalding on Tuesday.

The BBC understands the gunman was Lance Hart who is believed to have worked at a builders merchant.

Hours after the  deaths police raided the family's home in Hatt Close, Moulton, about five miles from the centre of Spalding. 

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This resident, who only gave his first name, said he was stunned when he heard the news:  

Last time I spoke to him, he had put the house on the market because they were hoping to downsize, buy somewhere in the village. He was a very nice guy, he went out of his way to be helpful so it comes as a great shock.

PeterNeighbour

Your headlines this morning

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom: 

  • Floral tributes are being left at the scene of yesterday's triple shooting in Spalding
  • LIVES emergency responders are being trained to react to medical emergencies on cycles
  • Commemorations will take place to mark 60th anniversary of first Vulcan at RAF Waddington near Lincoln

Floral tributes arriving at scene of shootings

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I'm back in Spalding today after the shocking triple shooting yesterday morning.

The BBC understands the gunman was Lance Hart who used a shotgun to kill his wife Claire and daughter Charlotte before killing himself

Claire and Lance were both in their 50s and Charlotte was 19-years-old.

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Today floral tributes are being laid at the scene, the Castle Sports Complex on Pinchbeck road.

We'll be bringing you more throughout the day.

Weather across Lincolnshire on Wednesday

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Just look at that shade of orange:

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As you can probably tell it's going to be another rather hot and humid day with some hazy sunshine at times and isolated heavy and thundery showers possible, mainly during the afternoon and evening.

Traffic and travel: Easy start to the day

BBC Travel

Everything is looking pretty good on the county's roads today. 

We've got some congestion in the usual places such as Holdingham, Winthorpe and Lincoln.

Roadworks also rumble on at the A15 in Thurlby, allow some extra time if you're passing through the Kates Bridge junction.