Eight people were fined for two separate COVID-19 rule breaches over the weekend, after being found partying and camping near Woodhall Spa.

Officers were called to two different incidents at Ostler’s Plantation, a woodland area near Woodhall Spa on Saturday, January 16 and on Sunday, January 17.

Five people were issued with £200 fines after a report of partying at around 11.08pm on Saturday.

The next morning, police were again called to the area at 8.21am after people were seen camping at the location.

Three people were fined as a result of this, again valued at £200 due to being first time offenders.

If these fines are paid within 14 days of the offence, the cost will be cut in half to £100.

On the same weekend, but this time in a different location, six urban explorers were fined after travelling from three different counties to try and gain access to an abandoned hospital in Grantham.

The behaviour of COVID-19 rule breakers has been described as “dangerous” by Lincolnshire Police’s assistant chief constable Kerrin Wilson, who referred to them as “Covidiots”.

A driver who crashed their car into a central reservation in Lincoln, causing it to flip onto its side, was nowhere to be found in the vehicle.

Police were called to the incident on Broadgate at around 3.15am on Monday morning, when a silver Nissan collided with the central reservation as the driver was heading uphill.

The crash caused the car to lose control and roll onto its side, but when emergency services arrived at the scene, the driver was not there.

Police looked for the driver but could not find them.

Eyewitnesses are speculating that a homeless man who saw the crash helped the driver out of the vehicle, but this has not been confirmed.

The crash caused the road to be momentarily closed in the early hours of the morning, before reopening a lane at 4.50am.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We have not located the driver, so are not aware of any injuries.”

A 41-year-old woman and 28-year-old man have been arrested after a man in Boston was hospitalised with stab wounds.

Police were called to a report of an assault at 1.26pm on Sunday, January 17, on Sleaford Road in the town.

Tactical support teams joined a police presence at the scene, as well as an air ambulance which landed nearby.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital with injuries that are believed to be stab wounds.

The man’s injuries were not life threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital.

A man, aged 28, and a woman, 41, were arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident and remain in custody.

Police have said that anyone with information about the incident should call 101, quoting reference 217 of January 17.

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