Newton on Trent

Brazen burglars ‘ransacked’ a home in broad daylight on Bank Holiday Monday, making off with weapons, ammunition and jewellery.

It happened at a property next to the Hall Farm Christmas shop in Collingham Road, Newton-on-Trent between 2pm and 3.05pm on August 30.

Police say the home was ‘ransacked’ and burglars took shotgun, cartridges, an air rifle, a knife, a gold ring, several silver necklaces, and two gold bracelets

The shotgun and rifle stolen were legally registered and reported to have been kept in a locked cabinet.

Police want to hear from anyone who was walking or driving in the area at the time and may have useful dash cam footage.

Detective Constable Cesar Morais, from the Gainsborough CID team, said: “This is a brazen crime carried out in broad daylight, and we are hopeful that there will have been passing cars which might have captured the suspect or any vehicles involved.

“There may also have been people working or walking in the area who might have seen something which could lead to the identity of the person responsible.

“We would encourage anyone who could help us to come forward so we can catch the person responsible. Any information or footage, no matter how inconsequential you might think it is, has the potential to bring about justice for the victims, and take an offender off the street.”

You can contact police in the following ways:

  • Email [email protected], quoting incident 257 of August 30 in the subject box.
  • Call the non-emergency number 101.
  • Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go online here.

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash involving a car and a tractor have said they are “deeply saddened” by their loss.

Jeff Duke died on October 20 following the crash on the A1133 Newark Road at Laugherton.

The motorcycle and VW Golf had been travelling from Newton on Trent towards Laugherton when they collided with a tractor towing a trailer travelling in the opposite direction.

Jeff Duke’s family issued a photograph of him, in addition to the following statement:

“The entire family are deeply saddened by their loss and are still in shock over the tragic circumstances of the accident, as are so many close friends and colleagues.

“He was a very well known and respected man who will be missed by all.”

Two people have been hospitalised following a serious crash involving a car and a lorry near Dunham Bridge this morning.

Police were called to the incident at around 5.44am on Friday, September 16 at the A57 crossroads at Newton on Trent near Dunham Toll Bridge.

Nottingham Fire and Rescue reported that one person was trapped in the collision and fire crews used cutting equipment to remove the roof from the vehicle.

Lincolnshire Police have reported that two people were injured in the crash and have been taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

Injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was temporarily closed but has now been re-opened.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 42 of September 16.

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