Burgh le Marsh

A 20-year-old has died after a crash in Burgh le Marsh and her family paid tribute to a girl “loved by so many”.

The crash on Skegness Road on the A158 at Burgh le Marsh, which involved a Toyota Yaris and a Ford Focus, was reported to police at 8.16am on October 7.

Hope Starsmore, who was driving a Toyota Yaris, was airlifted to hospital and police confirmed on the evening of Thursday, October 15 that she had died from her injuries.

Two passengers in the Yaris received minor injuries.

Police said that a 32-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the collision, who has since been released under investigation.

A statement from Hope’s family read: “After eight days of fighting Hope has sadly died from her injuries in hospital, with her parents at her side.

“She will be missed dearly and was loved by so many. Rest in peace baby girl.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and ask that our privacy is respected at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”

A body has been found in the search for a Lincolnshire woman who has been missing for three weeks.

Police believe the body found in the River Ouse is that of 59-year-old Shirley Cranston from Burgh Le Marsh.

As previously reported, police were investigating her disappearance from her home in the early hours of Thursday, March 12. Police believed she left her vehicle in the North End car park on North Parade in Skegness earlier that day.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed on Wednesday, April 1 that the body of a woman was located in the River Ouse off Clockcase Lane in Clenchwarton near King’s Lynn on Tuesday, March 31. Norfolk Police said they are treating the death as unexplained and they do not believe it to be suspicious at this time.

Lincolnshire Police said: “Although the woman has not formally been identified, we believe this to be Shirley Cranston.”

Norfolk Constabulary said that officers in King’s Lynn were called at 10.39am on Tuesday morning to a concern for safety and recovered the body.

They said: “Police are treating the death as unexplained and making enquiries around identification. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.”

Lincolnshire Police have issued a renewed appeal for a missing woman in the area.

Shirley Cranston, 59, has been missing since March 12 and was last seen in the North End car park in North Parade, Skegness.

Shirley is from the Burgh le Marsh area and has been described as 5ft 7ins tall, she is often seen wearing a headscarf.

Detective Inspector Tim Wilkinson has said: “We are very concerned for Shirley, and our search teams have been in Skegness over the past few days. Even the smallest detail could prove crucial.”

Police are urging you to come forward if you have any helpful information, calling 101 and quoting incident 60 of 13 March.

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