An appeal has been launched to find a 33-year-old man wanted on recall to prison.

Humberside Police officers are trying to locate Kye Green, but so far extensive enquiries have not been successful.

Kye is believed to be in the Grimsby area. If you have seen Kye, or know of his whereabouts, you are asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 16/113653/21.

The giant illuminated bauble in Lincoln High Street has been removed from this year’s Christmas lights trail after “consistent damage” by vandals.

Organisers Lincoln Business Improvement Group said it had been a “difficult decision” to take away the structure, leaving the group “saddened”.

It comes after Lincoln BIG had to remove several damaged structures from the Imp Trail this summer.

In a statement, Lincoln BIG said: “Despite the damage made to the imps earlier in the year which impacted the Imp Trail we are saddened that yet again the actions of a mindless individual or small group of individuals has had a negative impact on the city.

“After all the hard work, time and planning that has gone into dressing the city, and bringing the Christmas magic back after a challenging 18 months, it was extremely disappointing that we have been forced to make this decision.
We hope that everyone will still be able to enjoy the other installations across the city this year.”

The bauble was installed ahead of the Christmas light switch on event on November 18, but unfortunately the bauble could not be lit that evening after vandalism the night before.

This damage was repaired and the bauble was lit up, but since then there has been significant damage caused to the bench with the back being snapped in two places.

Extensive damage has also been caused to the main structure of the bauble which has proved to be irreparable.

| Photo: Lincoln BIG

Lee Roberts, operations manager for Lincoln BIG, said “I am extremely disappointed that we have had to make this decision. We have been planning for months how to dress the city differently this year and how we can welcome everyone back to Lincoln following challenging times for everyone over the last 18 months.

“Our aim this year was to provide opportunities for people to explore Lincoln and make lasting memories for themselves and their families.”

Wendy Clarkson, director of illuminations partner Fizzco Projects, said:”We love showing everyone our amazing installations at this time of year, but unfortunately, this is now not one of those.

“The seat is back in our warehouse, and the bauble is to be dismantled after both being subject to significant vandalism. We are mostly disappointed because the people of Lincoln and visitors don’t get to enjoy the full extent of our Lincoln light installations this year.”

Ridley Scott’s new period feature film needs extras in Lincoln for two to three days filming in March 2022.

The multi-award-winning Hollywood director, famous for Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner, is behind Kitbag, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Jodie Comer as his true love Josephine.

IMDB describes Kitbag as “an original and personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine”.

Two 10 Casting has issued an urgent casting call for paid extras for project ‘Marengo’. Marengo was also the name of a battle fought in June 1800 between French forces under the First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte and Austrian forces near the city of Alessandria, in Piedmont, Italy.

The exact locations in Lincoln for March filming will not be revealed until nearer the time due to security reasons, but will be close to decent transport links, while the costume fittings will take place in London, with a coach running between the two cities. The movie’s overall filming is reportedly set to be begin on January 15, 2022, with other locations including Oxfordshire.

Paid extras are needed for Ridley Scott’s new movie for filming in Lincoln. | Photo: Two 10 Casting

The casting call is open to all ages 18+ and experience isn’t essential, for two to three days filming in central Lincoln. The casting call also advises for men to start growing their hair and facial hair in readiness – all locals are advised to apply here.

Filming in Lincoln shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as in February 1793, three weeks after France declared war on Britain, Major General Albermarle Bertie, late of the Foot Guards, was authorised by the War Office to recruit a new regiment in Lincoln, according to the Lancashire Infantry Museum.

Soldiers from the Lincolnshire militia volunteered en masse for Bertie’s regiment which took the title of The Loyal Lincoln Volunteers. In January 1794, the regiment was numbered 81st by the War Office and was quartered in Lincoln and Gainsborough.

Ridley Scott also has other exciting projects on the go after recently confirming he is turning two of his most famous sci-fi movies, Blade Runner and Alien, into live-action TV series.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire has previously provided the setting for at least 10 famous films – read more here.

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