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The A1 has reopened after two men were seriously injured in a crash on the A1 near Grantham on Thursday.

It happened at around 6.30am and involved an HGV and a tractor. The road was closed for several hours in both directions between the Great Gonerby turning southbound and Colsterworth northbound.

Emergency services attended, along with an air ambulance and scene investigators, and two men were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.

The road was closed by police. | Photo: R S Mortiss

Lincolnshire Police reported at 2pm that the road was not fully open saying: “Our sincere thanks to the public for your patience and to our partners for the coordinated effort to respond to this incident.”

The road was then reopened shortly after 3pm, but there was still residual traffic.

A three-car crash near Grantham Hospital has caused more traffic issues in the town after the A1 was closed for several hours earlier on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the crash on the Belton Lane and Manthorpe Road junction at around 12.45pm on Thursday, October 22.

Three cars were involved but police said there were no serious injuries.

Emergency services dealing with the incident. | Photo: R S Mortiss

This comes after a crash on the A1 early on Thursday morning, which caused the road to be closed in both directions for several hours.

Two people in a tractor and an HGV were seriously injured in the crash between the Great Gonerby turning southbound and Colsterworth northbound.

The road was later reopened at around 2pm.

Emergency services were quick to the scene but there were no serious injuries. | Photo: R S Mortiss

A burglar who broke into an antiques store and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was seen crawling on CCTV to avoid detection.

Notions Antiques on Grantham High Street was burgled on October 11 at 7pm. He broke through a skylight and drilled a hole in the door for access.

He was then crawling towards the cameras which he eventually disabled and left with gold and silver jewellery worth thousands of pounds.

The way he broke in led the owners to believe he was an experienced burglar, describing him as a professional.

The burglar drilled a hole in a door as part of his break-in job. | Photo: Lewis Checkley

Sharing the CCTV footage on the shop’s Facebook page, Notions Antiques described the thief as a “scummy person” with “no regard for hardworking people’s livelihood.”

Director of the store, Lewis Checkley, 62, told The Daily Mail: “He made a human size hole in the door with a power tool. It was a very professional job. You can see from the CCTV how professional a job it is.

“Obviously he has been planning it for some time after sussing out what we had got.

“They must’ve done a recce of the place to see what system we’ve got and how to do the crime.”

Lincolnshire Police are still investigating the incident and are yet to find the culprit behind the burglary.

Anyone who may have any information or was in the area at the time of the incident should call 101 and quote incident 99 of October 12.

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