Shock as man hospitalised with head injury after report of robbery

News: Shock as man hospitalised with head injury after report of robbery

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

A man has been hospitalised with a head injury after allegedly being robbed in Skegness.

The man, who is in his 50s, was found at a bus shelter in North Parade in the early hours of Thursday morning, September 12.

He was treated by paramedics for a head injury, and later said he had been robbed by two men who had taken his money. This was then reported to the police who cordoned off the bus shelter.

Forensics crews have since been seen inspecting the shelter, which has blood on the floor, while uniformed officers keep watch over the area.

The incident has surprised business owners and people living in the area.

A member of staff at the Coasters Hotel and Holiday Apartments said the news had come as a shock to her as they had heard nothing from guests about it.

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“We saw a police van at the shelter,” she said. “We’ve heard nothing about it, which is unusual as usually our guests are quick to get up and at it.”

A member of staff at the North Parade Hotel, which is opposite the bus shelter, said some of their guests had woken up to see the police outside.

“The police have been over this morning asking if we’ve seen anything,” the employee said.

“Some of the guests noticed that the police had cordoned off the bus shelter at around 4.30am.

“You can see blood inside the shelter.”

Another local, Neil, who works as a manager at the Savoy hotel on North Parade, said he hoped the incident would not cast a shadow over what is normally a quiet area.

Blood can be seen on the floor of the shelter
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“We’ve not heard anything about it, we’ve just seen the police activity,” he said. “Generally it’s a quiet area. You don’t see the police parked there every day.

“People will just take it as it is, there’s incidents everywhere these days. It’s not going to detract from the town.”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said it was reported to them just after 2.30am but the incident itself might have taken place some time earlier than that. 

“Incident 22 of today (12 September) relates to a man in his 50s who was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury,” she said. “He reported that he had been robbed by two men who had taken his money.

“We were alerted to the incident by ambulance crew at 02:34 although the incident could have occurred some time prior. A scene guard is in place at a bus shelter on North Parade.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the North Parade area in the early hours of this morning, who might have seen what happened, and who might have any information that could help, to get in touch.

You can do this by calling 101 quoting incident number 22 of September 12, or by emailing force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk , putting the same reference in the subject box.

You can also get in touch anonymously using independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting  crimestoppers-uk.org



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