Lincolnshire

Frightening weekend of violence in Skegness

Police are investigating a string of violent incidents Skegness the weekend before Halloween, including street attacks by masked men carrying pool cues.

The first incident occurred at around 11:28pm on Saturday, 27 after police received reports of people fighting on Drummond Road, near The Marine Bar. A number of the individuals involved were wearing face masks and carrying sticks and pool cues.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “At 11.28pm we received reports of people fighting on Drummond Road, near The Marine Bar. It was reported that some of the people involved were wearing masks, carrying sticks and pool cues.

“It is believed that some of those wearing masks ran off from the scene. Some of them are thought to have left in a taxi.

“One man sustained minor injuries.”

A further incident took place in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday morning with reports of an assault at the Buster’s nightclub.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We were called at 1.11am  on Sunday 28 with a report of an assault at the Busters nightclub.

“A woman is believed to have been attacked by four females, aged between 18-30, while inside the club between 11:30pm and midnight.

“She sustained an injury to her cheekbone and attended Skegness and District Hospital.”

Overall, police said there was a greater number of violent incidents in the county.

Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Kerrin Wilson has described the number of violent incidents dealt with over the weekend in Lincolnshire as ‘exceptional’ after retweeting an appeal for witnesses following further assaults in Grantham on Sunday, 28.

If you have any information regarding the incident on Drummond Road please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 416 of October, 27. For any information regarding the incident at Buster’s nightclub, please call 101 quoting incident 49 of October, 28.