39 arrests made when Lincolnshire emergency workers were allegedly assaulted on New Year’s Eve

A total of 39 people in Lincolnshire started their 2022 in a police cell after a busy New Year’s Eve for the county police force.

Chief Insp Phil Vickers said three of the detainees were questioned on suspicion of assaulting emergency workers.

He said eight people were arrested in Skegness, nine in Boston, 10 in Grantham and 12 in Lincoln.

Of those arrested, 37 were adults and two were young, of whom 32 were men and 7 were women.

He added that three of the 39 arrested were for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as part of the Lincolnshire Police Fatal Four campaign, which aims to cut down on drink or drug driving.

It was expected to be a somewhat calmer New Year’s Eve in city and town centers around the country due to the rise in cases of coronavirus across the country.

Another record high of 189,846 British daily Covid cases were recorded on Friday.

203 deaths were also reported within 28 days after a positive test.

And daily hospital admissions were up to 1,915 in the latest figures, from December 27, compared to 1,506 the day before.

Many pub owners and staff told Lincolnshire Live that they expected a quieter night due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus.

Jez Nash, one of the owners of The Straight and Narrow in downtown Lincoln, said he imagined Lincoln’s downtown would be quieter than a usual New Year’s Eve.

Sir. Nash said, “You can’t really blame people for being fair. Some people want to stay in, some people want out. Our focus is only on doing what we do every day – making sure everyone who comes in, have a good time and a good experience in a safe environment. “

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