The suspected rape of a woman in a park in Skegness has heightened tensions over the use of hotels to house asylum seekers in the seaside town.
MailOnline can reveal that four of the town’s hotels which previously provided beds for holidaymakers are currently accommodating an estimated 250 migrants.
Local councillors and traders complained this week that the continuing use of the hotels was damaging the reputation of Skegness as a friendly family resort.
Hoteliers claim that many of their long standing customers have been cancelling bookings because they are worried about the number of migrants in the town.
Three of the run down hotels being used by asylum seekers – the County, Chatsworth and the Sun Hotel – are all in prime spots on a 150 yard stretch of seafront in North Parade.