A&E patients were forced to queue outside the Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby as it faced exceptional demand.

A video taken at the scene on Monday, September 13 showed around 20 people waiting in a queue. Some were unable to walk unaided and others continued to queue inside the reception area.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said people were asked to wait outside so that social distancing measures could be enforced.

It told BBC Look North there was not enough space for those who had ‘walked in’ to use the service, and added that people were being spoken to and assessed in the queue.

The trust said it is experiencing high demand for the A&E and for beds, a situation echoed across many other health trusts in the county.

Hospitals in Lincoln and Boston are also experiencing high demand.

Kay Parrish, who used to work in the NHS, told BBC reporters she took her friend there with chest pains she was shocked at what she saw.

“I went to the A&E reception and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“I asked if there was any triage going on and they said there was a man out there. I said there was no man. He came every 10 to 15 minutes and took people’s names.”

Lincolnshire NHS trusts have asked that patients consider alternative resources such as GPs, Pharmacies and the 101 service.

Humberside Police have launched a CCTV appeal to locate suspects involved in the theft of a trailer with more than £25,000 worth of mouthwash and chewing gum near Grimsby.

CCTV footage shows a man using an angle grinder to gain access to the main front locked gates of a secure compound on Trondheim Way in Stallingborough in the early hour of the morning.

Two men were seen cutting the locks, one of which was wearing a hi-vis coat and appears to not be able to use his right arm.

Once the locks are cut, a white tractor unit with false number plates rams the inner barriers and drives into the compound, before hooking to a trailer with a container loaded with 48 pallets of mouthwash and gum, valued at more than £25,000.

The trailer unit and container were driven out of the compound, and the trailer without the container was found on Tuesday, June 29 on the Yarra industrial estate in Sheffield. The incident happened on Friday, April 16, at around 1.15am.

As part of a national appeal to find the suspects, BBC Crimewatch Live will use the footage on its programme on Friday, September 10.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward and contact Humberside Police by calling 101 and quoting reference 16/41004/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online.

A man has been stabbed after a fight between two people in Grimsby around 4.40pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say they were called to a public order disturbance in between Stanley Street and Wellington Street, with one man saying he had a knife wound.

The man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “Officers were on the scene quickly and were able to apprehend two suspects, who are now in custody.

“We understand that this was a disturbing scene for the local residents to witness, however it is believed that those involved were known to one another and this was a targeted incident.

“Our officers will continue to patrol the area to offer reassurance to residents and if anyone has any concerns, we would encourage them to speak to us in confidence.”

Any witnesses should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting Log 406/070921.

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