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A man in his 30s has died following a crash between two cars and a truck on the A15 north of Lincoln.

The crash, which took place on the A15 near Caenby Corner, Market Rasen at 5.56am on Tuesday morning, involved a blue X type Jaguar, a white Vauxhall Ampera and a white curtain sided Renault truck.

Sadly, the Jaguar driver, a man in his 30s, died at the scene, and police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Investigating officers have asked people with dash cam footage to come forward.

Traffic is very slow in the area and the A15 between Scunthorpe and Lincoln has been affected.

The incident is causing slow-moving traffic on the A15 near to Caenby Corner. | Photo: AA Traffic

If you have dashcam footage or saw the crash, contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident 62 of July 20.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] and use the same incident reference in the subject box.

A masked man who carried out a terrifying attack on a family after bursting into their home has been jailed for six years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Nathan Newman knocked on the door of the property in Alfred Avenue, Metheringham and confronted the husband saying “You’re the lad I’m looking for. Can I come in for a chat?”

Newman, who was holding a knife and wearing a mask with a skull motif which covered the whole of his face, then went inside the property as the husband retreated.

Noel Philo, prosecuting, said the husband, who moments earlier had been relaxing with his family after a Sunday meal, feared what would happen.

“He went to the door and was confronted by the defendant who was dressed in a way to make himself unrecognisable. The defendant was clearly menacing and the husband was alarmed.

“As the husband moved away from the door, he tripped over the baby gate and fell onto his two year old.”

Mr Philo said the husband fled into the back garden where he held his child by the hand and attempted to lower her over the fence into the neighbour’s garden for safety.

Newman then confronted the man’s wife telling her “Give me all the jewellery and the cash or I’m going to stab you all up.”

The wife barricaded herself in a room and called the police.

Mr Philo said: “It was a truly traumatic and frightening experience for everyone in the house. “

Newman then left the property, slashing two tyres on the husband’s van before running off.

Mr Philo said: “In due course when he had been identified by his fingerprints, his home was visited by the police. He wasn’t there but the knife and various items of clothing were there.

“Eventually he gave himself up but did not volunteer any information to the police during interviews.”

Newman, 32, of The Furlongs, Market Rasen, admitted attempted robbery, possession of a bladed article and damaging property as a result of the incident on March 28 this year.

Judge John Pini QC told him: “It is perfectly clear that this family were left utterly traumatised and in profound fear.”

Jonathan Straw, in mitigation, described the offence as bizarre and said there was no evidence that Newman knew any of the people in the house.

“Whatever delusion he was proceeding under it plainly was completely misplaced.

“Until the break-up of a relationship he had simply lived a lawful life. There has since clearly been a decline in his mental health.”

Plans for a new food store and coffee drive-thru in Market Rasen are set to be approved on Wednesday.

West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee will be asked to approve Morbaine’s proposals for land off Gallamore Lane which will see a number of existing buildings on site knocked down as part of the build.

The applicant estimates around 40 full-time equivalent positions will be created by the plans.

A report before the committee from planning officers said: “The principle of the proposal is acceptable and the location of the site on the edge of Market Rasen has been justified through passing the main town centre sequential test and impact test.

“The development would benefit the local economy by creating a number of employment opportunities.

“The position of the proposed access is acceptable and would not have a harmful highway safety impact subject to conditions and final details submitted at reserved matters.

“Furthermore the proposal is not expected to have a harmful impact on visual amenity, biodiversity, contamination and drainage subject further details submitted via conditions or through a reserved matters application.”

How the new store will be laid out.

The developer, which has yet to officially name an operator, said its numbers used official guidelines based on occupancy by Aldi or Lidl.

The design will also take inspiration from the newly built Market Rasen Leisure Centre and traditional barn constructions.

Some 120 car parking spaces will be created alongside cycle parking and paved and landscaped areas.

The plans have received support from Market Rasen Town Council and a number of local residents who have praised further choice in food, less distance to travel, more employment and being able to walk to the store instead of driving.

More designs for the proposals.

However, Tesco Stores, which has a supermarket on Linwood Road, has objected to the plans due to inadequate assessments of the impact on Market Rasen Town Centre.

The chain itself predicts a “significant adverse impact” on the build and accuses the applicant of “overstating” the number of new jobs and being a “speculative” development.

They add there will be poor transport access and that the development will conflict with the open countryside.

One nearby resident has also objected on health and safety grounds and the impact on residential amenity.

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