A 16-year-old male was treated for puncture wounds after he was stabbed in Lincoln on Saturday night.

It happened at around 10.30pm on April 10, in the Nettleham Road and Outer Circle Road junction area.

The 16-year-old was walking along the road when he was attacked and stabbed.

He suffered puncture wounds to his lungs and was taken to hospital in Nottingham, but was later discharged. Police said the injuries were not serious.

Lincolnshire Police later arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He was in custody for questioning and officers are expected to release more details on Monday.

Investigators were also seen carrying out door to door enquiries in the area on Sunday morning.

— Anyone with information can call Lincolnshire Police on 101 and reference incident 497 of April 10.

Police are looking for a driver who scared off a group of people who were trying to rob a woman in Lincolnshire.

It happened at around 2.30am, on the morning of Thursday, April 8, when a woman was out running along the A16 near Holton-le-Clay.

The woman become aware of several unknown persons following her on pushbikes.

Police said the offenders knocked her over, and assaulted her by kicking and punching her, causing cuts to her head and bruising to her hips.

During the assault the offenders unsuccessfully attempted to take her mobile phone.

Following the appearance of an unknown vehicle on the A16, the offenders ran off in a direction not seen by victim.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: “This was clearly a very frightening ordeal for the victim and will be of concern to the community.

“We would like to be clear that the victim believes this to be an attempted robbery. There is no evidence or suggestion of sexual assault.

“We will investigate meticulously any evidence that comes to light and would like to urge anyone with information to come forward.

“We would specifically like to speak with the driver of the vehicle that passed at the time, causing the offenders to flee.”

If you have any information to assist the investigation, contact Lincolnshire Police in one of the following ways.

  • Call 101 with reference 221 of April 8
  • Email [email protected] – don’t forget to include incident reference 221 of April 8 in the subject
  • Report anonymously via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

A woman believed to be responsible for a “highly offensive and inappropriate” graffiti on the war memorial on Lincoln High Street has been sectioned under the mental health act.

Memorials and tributes to Sarah Everard in Lincoln were tarnished by rude markings and crude jokes. An offensive rape joke was found on the wall of the war memorial on St Benedict’s Square, which itself had been surrounded by chalk markings. The wording said “Batman is here to rape you.”

This came after powerful messages had been etched onto the pavement of the High Street, with victims sharing their stories and damning statistics of female safety in society.

A woman identified by police via CCTV is working with mental health professionals, while the force said they will work with the local council to keep the city free of graffiti.

Lincoln Police posted on social media on Friday, April 9 saying: “The graffiti contained a comment about rape which was highly offensive and inappropriate.

“This understandably caused anger and distress to those who value the memorial and its significanc,e along with those who were present that day to demonstrate about sexual abuse against women.

“We investigated this and identified a woman who we believe to be responsible via CCTV. However she was sectioned under the mental health act shortly after the offence.

“We then worked with mental health professionals which helped us to understand that it would not be appropriate for us to seek a prosecution in this case.

“Thank you to all who reported this graffiti to us and alongside the council, we will continue to do what we can to keep the city free of it.

“We understand the distress this graffiti has caused and we hope this provides a suitable explanation as to why no prosecution will be pursued.”

Lincoln Police’s statement about the incident.

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