Skegness

Police are looking for a man who attempted to demand money from the Post Office in Winthorpe near Skegness.

At 12.44pm on Friday, a man entered the Post Office and asked for money at the till.

Staff refused to hand over cash, which prompted him to make threats towards them before leaving empty handed.

One witness said that he threatened to come back with a gun if staff did not give him money.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have been a witness or has information that may help investigations.

The suspect has been described as a white male in his mid 30s, approximately 5ft 10 in height, of a slim build, wearing a grey tracksuit and a blue face mask.

Anyone who can help officers with this should call 101 and quote incident 193 of February 26.

Year 1 pupils at the Richmond School in Skegness have delivered thank you cards and a goodie hamper to their local police force.

During one of the primary school’s ‘screen free’ days, where no electronic devices are used, the pupils wanted to say thank you to emergency workers for their response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The children created personalised thank you cards, and the staff made a hamper filled with treats, including chocolates and teabags.

What a thoughtful gesture! | Photo: Joanne Hazard

The basket was then sent to Skegness police station for all the officers to enjoy.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Our youngest pupils have been so inspired by our hardworking emergency services they wanted to say thank you in person.”

Needless to say, but police were delighted with the hamper. | Photo: Joanne Hazard

A 51-year-old man from Sheffield has been jailed for over two years after pleading guilty to a sexual assault by penetration.

Steve Chapman, of Bevan Way, was sentenced to 32 months in prison after appearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 17.

The incident happened in the Skegness area on August 14/15 last year.

Chapman was also given a four-month restraining order and has been placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Detective Sergeant Laura Jones, from Lincolnshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, said: “We’d like to pay tribute to the bravery of the victim for coming forward as well as the officers involved in the investigation.

“We hope this result can bring some form of comfort and closure to the victim.”

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