East Lindsey

14 hours ago

Update at 8pm: Harvey has been found safe and well. Thank you for your help.

The 13-year-old has gone missing from Southview Caravan Park in Skegness and we are desperate to find him.

He is wearing blue trainers, blue jogging bottoms and a black coat with a Tokyo logo on the right shoulder.

Harvey normally has his hood up and is wearing a white Adidas t-shirt, with a grey jacket under his coat.

He has blonde hair, blue eyes and is 5ft 2inc tall.

Harvey has no phone and is vulnerable. We are very worried for his safety and are asking people across the county to keep their eyes peeled for him.

If you have seen him or know where he is, please get in touch.

  • By calling 101 quoting incident 237 of 5th December.
  • By emailing [email protected] – don’t forget to quote incident 237 of 5th December in the subject line.
  • Through the independent charity missing people. You can call or text 116 000 or email [email protected]

Animal Protection Services is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of people involved in badger baiting following an incident in Lincolnshire.

A badger was rescued by Lincolnshire Badger Group from a warehouse in Market Rasen, which had suffered injuries that were consistent with badger baiting.

Badger baiting is a form of blood sport that involves a dog being forced to fight with a badger.

Unfortunately, due the serious injuries sustained, the vet was forced to euthanise the badger.

Jacob Lloyd, a trustee of Animal Protection Services, said: “Badger baiting is a horrific cruel blood sport that affects the welfare of dogs and badgers.

“These wild animals will suffer immensely in the moments’ leading up to their deaths.

“This is a despicable crime that was made illegal in 1835. Despite it being illegal, we are hearing of more badger baiting cases than ever before.”

“We are offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to a conviction of badger baiting.

“All of the information that is provided to us will be treated in the strictest confidence and any source may wish to remain anonymous.” 

Anyone with information should call Animal Protection Services on 020 4534 2786 or send information by email to [email protected].  

The death of a Red Arrows engineer who lost his life after a jet burst into flames could have been avoided, according to the coroner investigating the incident.

Corporal Jonathan Bayliss, 41, from Ingham in Lincolnshire, lost his life on March 21, 2018, when a Hawk T1 aircraft he was in the rear seat of crashed on the runway at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

A coroner’s inquest into Bayliss’ death found that he died from smoke inhalation and a low grade head injury, as the pilot on board, Flight Lieutenant David Stark, survived after ejecting moments before the plane hit the ground.

Coroner Katie Sutherland rejected calls from Bayliss’ family for a conclusion of unlawful killing, and instead said she would send a report to the Ministry of Defence to draw up steps to be taken in order for future deaths to be prevented.

Flight Lieutenant David Stark joined the Red Arrows in 2017. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A Defence Safety Authority Service inquiry has resulted in 25 recommendations being made for future incidents, highlighting shortcomings in training for ejection procedures at the time.

In a report published by the DSAS, the Service Inquiry Panel said that the jet departed from the RAF Valley with the intention of simulating an engine failure in a training exercise.

It was then supposed to fly to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, but during the training manoeuvre, the plane stalled and crashed near the runway, as it was flying too low to recover.

The wreckage lay covered in what looked like red tarpaulin was surrounded by firefighters that afternoon. Photo: David Robert Jones

Ms Sutherland stated that the evidence suggested the crash could have been avoided, and the MoD breached its duty, but not enough to reach a conclusion of corporate manslaughter.

As well as this, it was discovered that surviving pilot David Stark did not breach his duty of care during the incident, and he was carrying out a practised engine failure on take off at the time.

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