Lincolnshire Police

Police funding boost not enough says Chief Constable

Lincolnshire's Chief Constable says the county still needs more money - despite the Chancellor announcing extra cash for law enforcement yesterday.

Sajid Javid told the Commons the police in England were in line for a £750m funding boost.

Sajid Javid

But Chf Con Bill Skelly says that doesn't address an underlying problem which has faced Lincolnshire for years:

Everyone is going to see a rise but it does mean that we remain at the bottom of the pile. So will we continue our arguments with government... they still need to address the underlying problems with the distribution and Lincolnshire should, in fact, get more.

Bill SkellyLincolnshire Police

Over 40 drivers stopped in undercover lorry operation

A three-day operation on the A1 at Grantham has seen 41 drivers stopped for various offences by Lincolnshire Police.

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Operation Tramline saw officers take to the highway in an unmarked HGV lorry to pick up motorists who were breaking the law or endangering other members of the public.

The offences included drivers texting, falling asleep and even changing their clothes.

Nine verbal warnings were handed out and 33 drivers will have to take an education course, pay a fine or take points on their licence.

We witnessed one man steering a car with his knees as he used two hands to type on a mobile phone. In another incident, a woman was on her phone, holding it to ear, for several miles traveling at speed. We also witnessed a lorry driver take his seat belt off, remove his t-shirt and reach into his bag, get a clean shirt, no doubt to put on, before he realised we’d seen him."

Insp Ewan GellSpecialist Operations Unit

Branston double murder 'isolated incident', say police

Detectives investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found dead in a bungalow say they believe it to be an "isolated incident".

The bodies of the two people, who have not yet been formally identified, were found at a property in Lincoln Road, Branston, by officers yesterday morning.

Police vehicles outside a property, which is obscured by trees and shrubbery

Lincolnshire Police say post-mortem examinations are due to take place later today.

A 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.