Northern Lincolnshire

A “callous” man from Grimsby has been jailed for three years after robbing a 63-year-old woman who was withdrawing cash from an ATM.

Steven McGuire, 40, of Edmonds Way in Grimsby pleaded guilty to the robbery at an earlier court hearing. The robbery happened at Old Market Place in Grimsby on April 12 this year.

McGuire approached the woman and stood behind her, waiting for the money to come out of the ATM. He then pushed the woman over and tried to pull the cash from her hand.

Humberside Police said a violent struggle ensued as the victim held on to the money whilst McGuire continued to try and take it from her.

The woman made several valiant attempts to fend off her attacker before other people saw and heard the struggle.

McGuire left empty handed before being founded and arrested by officers nearby.

Detective Constable Chris Clarke, who investigated the incident, said: “It was an appalling offence committed against a vulnerable lady by a callous man.

“I commend this amazing lady for her courage and strength, not only during the robbery but during the investigation too.

“I hope this sentence will serve as a warning to others. We want people to feel safe in our town centre and we will take every step to bring offenders such as Steven McGuire to justice.”

Visitors to recycling tips in Grimsby and Immingham will be welcomed with festive cheer this month as junk is transformed into Christmas characters.

Staff at the Grimsby Community Recycling Centre on Estuary Way, as well as the Immingham one on Queens Road, have given the site a festive makeover, using recycled materials to create a decorative Christmas kingdom.

Most of the decorations have been made using old tyres, traffic cones and other bits and pieces found at the site.

This Santa Claus hopes you have a wheely good Christmas. | Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

Santa Claus, the three kings, camels, snowmen, elves and Christmas trees have been created out of the recycled rubbish.

The tall tree will greet visitors at the entrance, with a snowman and elf stood next to it, along with some Binion characters designed by the tips.

The Three Kings of Grimsby and Immingham. | Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

A video showing each decoration has been uploaded to North East Lincolnshire Council’s YouTube channel.

Troy Grady, decorations director at the Community Recycling Centre, said: “All the lads on site have had great fun getting the site ready for Christmas as we really wanted to cheer everyone up visiting the site with it being such a difficult year.

“We still have some more ideas but hopefully the site decorations will be completed in the next week or so.

A snowman with a twist. | Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

“We use anything that comes in. You’d be surprised how many Christmas decorations get tipped at the CRC, so we recycle them.

“Everything we’ve used is recycled and we’ve made absolutely stunning decorations for the whole site. It’s for the community, to make people smile.”

Grimsby and Immingham CRCs will be open every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, from 8am to 6pm, and 8am to 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

A 48-year-old man from Grimsby has been arrested after police found class A drugs, weapons and stolen vehicles at his house.

Humberside Police raided a home on Rutland Street in the town on Tuesday afternoon, after it had been reported that drug dealing was taking place.

Officers found numerous wraps of what is believed to be class A drugs, as well as drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of electronic devices and a number of weapons.

Multiple knives were found at the house, along with a large sword.

Four bikes were also found inside the house, with police saying they are believed to be high value and stolen.

Enquiries are currently ongoing to find out where the bikes have come from and who owns them.

The 48-year-old man remains in custody while the investigation takes place.

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