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Boston United will have no games for two weeks, as the National League North and South divisions come to a temporary halt.

It comes after a review of feedback from all clubs in the sixth tier of English football, which will see football at that level paused for two weeks.

The move is effective immediately, meaning Boston United’s home fixture against Brackley Town has been postponed until further notice.

A board meeting with the National League decided to put a stop to football at that level, amid growing concerns of rising coronavirus cases and winter financial packages.

Clubs were informed that while government funding was still likely from January to March, it would be in the form of loans rather than grants should football continue to go ahead.

Boston United chairman David Newton. | Photo: Boston United FC

Boston United chairman David Newton issued a statement on Thursday outlining the club’s stance in relation to the season, saying that he supported the decision to suspend the season.

“Clubs were also asked to give their views on a potential four-to-six-week suspension of the competition.

“After lengthy discussions within the club, we confirmed that we would, on balance, support this.

“We are a football club so, of course, we want to be playing games, but our decision took into account a number of factors.

“We are somewhat uncomfortable playing when the pandemic is at its peak and a large part of the population are locked down.

“Despite the strict Covid protocols we have in place, there is always a risk to players, staff and their families, and that has to be paramount in decision-making.

“We would, of course, need to know the detail relating to any suspension – and planned restart – before offering our final support to the proposal.”

A woman in her 40s was allegedly pushed over and kicked before dangerous medication was stolen in a callous attack near Boston.

The woman was walking her dog behind some flats when she was attacked by two young men and two young girls on the Bladon Estate in Fishtoft at around 8.10pm on Wednesday, January 20.

Her black rucksack was pulled from her and stolen. It contained her purse and a hairbrush, as well as prescribed drugs codeine and pregabalin.

Lincolnshire Police are concerned and want anyone who finds the medication to contact them straight away as it could be dangerous if swallowed by anyone it is not prescribed to.

The force are appealing for information about what they have described as a callous attack, which can be reported via 101 or by emailing [email protected] and quoting incident 97 of January 21.

Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

A member of staff at McDonald’s in Boston was assaulted, but fortunately they sustained no injuries during the incident.

A group of three men walked through the drive-thru of McDonald’s on Queen Street shortly after 1.30pm on Monday, January 18.

One of the individuals in the group caused damage to the property and assaulted the staff member before the suspects left the scene.

Lincolnshire Police have since issued a photo of a man who they are appealing for help to identify. However, the force did not specify whether he was a suspect or a witness.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who witnessed the incident, should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 20 of January 18.

Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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