Police are concerned for the safety of a man believed to be known as ‘Hungarian George’, who was last seen near the sea on Mablethorpe beach on Thursday afternoon.

The man was last seen close to the sea level with the Dunes Bar at 4.10pm on July 23.

He is described as white, five foot, nine inches tall, of muscular build, and with short dark hair.

The Mablethorpe, Skegness and Donna Nook coastguards have searched for him on the main promenade both north and south.

A police drone was also used to search the immediate area.

The RNLI Mablethorpe also searched the water and a coastguard helicopter was called in when light started to fade.

After an intensive search of the water both lifeboats were stood down for some rest at 2am with a retasking planned at first light.

Anyone with information or who has seen a man matching this description should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 420 of July 23.

Two controlled explosions were carried out after a live practice bomb was found on a Lincolnshire beach.

HM Coastguard Donna Nook Rescue Team was called out by the Humber Coastguard after a man found a practice bomb on the beach at Saltfleet.

An X-ray of the device showed that it was live and contained explosives.

With the man’s help it was relocated and the Bomb Disposal unit sent a team to carry out a controlled explosion.

The first detonation didn’t completely destroy the explosive core of the device, which some times happens with older devices.

A further detonation was carried out to make the device 100% safe.

The team said it has noticed a marked increase in call-outs since lockdown was eased and were soon on another job.

The team assisted Cleethorpes Coastguard and RNLI lifeboat teams from Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe at Horseshoe Point, where a group of people were cut off by the tide.

Three adults, two children and three dogs were quickly located and taken to safety by lifeboat.

HM Coastguard Donna Nook Rescue Team said: “We have seen an increase in new visitors to the more remote beaches on the Lincolnshire Coast.

“These are great places to visit but we urge visitors who aren’t familiar with the area to take note of warning signs displayed in many of the car parks and also to find out what time high tide is.”

Flower displays made to honour the NHS and VE Day’s 75th anniversary have been ruined by vandals in Mablethorpe.

The flowers were planted by East Lindsey District Council neighbourhood teams in Mablethorpe.

They weren’t given a chance to blossom, though, as vandals ripped up the display and dumped alcohol bottles on the site.

East Lindsey District Council said in a Facebook post: “Look what happened overnight,¬†vandals decided to tear up the flowers and discard whiskey and beer bottles amongst the plants too.”

Alford and Mablethorpe Police commented on the incident, saying: “We are aware there was a beach party last night (Monday, June 15) and this damage has been done over night near the same location with alcohol bottles discarded.”

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