Chapel St Leonards

A dog walker in Chapel St Leonards has been left in shock after spotting two dead animals on the beach.

The carcasses were found on Friday, April 29 by Cheryl Pearson, who was walking her dog on the beach at Chapel St Leonards.

It appears to be a seal and a deer, and nobody knows how they got there or what happened to them, though both carcasses were badly damaged.

The seal was seen with visible marks where skin had been removed, while the other animal had become close to just a pile of bones at this point.

It is unclear what the procedure is for removing these carcasses from the beach, but it will be hoped they are removed soon ahead of what could be a busy Bank Holiday weekend on the coast.

An RSCPA spokesperson said: “This must have been a very sad discovery for the member of the public who found these dead animals on the beach.

“Unfortunately, although it is upsetting, it is not uncommon for dead seals or other animals to wash up on beaches. We would advise the public to contact their local authority regarding their removal.

“If you do find a dead animal in suspicious circumstances, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”

The Lincolnite has contacted East Lindsey District Council.

Police are looking for this man after a woman was sexually assaulted at a pub in Chapel St Leonards.

A man was reported to have gone into a busy pub, and touched a woman’s bottom. It happened in Trunch Lane, on the evening of August 14.

The man is described as white, early 20s, 6 foot tall with short light coloured hair

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture should contact police in one of the following ways:

  • Call 101 with incident number 472 of August 14.
  • Email [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.
  • Call independent charity CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

August 19, 2021 10.34 am This story is over 8 months old

Three suspects have been released on bail after masked men allegedly brandished weapons and threatened staff during a robbery at a Spar shop in Chapel St Leonards.

Lincolnshire Police were called to the shop on Sea Road at 5.50pm on Tuesday, August 17.

The men had fled the scene with a quantity of cigarettes and cash from a till before officers arrived.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Three men, aged 38, 41, and 45, were arrested in the local area shortly after the incident.

They have now been released while investigations continue.

More patrols will be taking place in the local area, Lincolnshire Police said.

“We would like to thank the public for their support following this incident, and ask that any witnesses contact us on 101, quoting incident 297 of August 17,” they added in a statement.

DS Mike Wilding previously said: “We are yet to locate the stolen items and our investigations are ongoing.

“We believe the men were carrying weapons and made threats to staff in the shop. We are still trying to establish what these weapons were. No one was injured.

“We would ask people not to speculate on social media as proceedings are active.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are being urged to contact the force on 101 quoting incident 297 of August 17.

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