Fifth person arrested in Lincoln murder case

Lincolnshire Police have arrested a fifth person in connection with the murder of Latvian man Vasilijs Ransevs at his house on Portland Street in June.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old local man on Tuesday morning, July 23. He is currently in police custody.

As previously reported, on Monday, July 22, warrants were executed at several residential addresses across Lincoln.

A 29-year-old man, a 31-year-old man, a 17-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were arrested in connection with the incident. They are all still in police custody.

Vasilijs Ransevs (33) was originally from Latvia. He had been living in Lincoln for about two years and lived in Peterborough before that.

He was found dead in a bedsit on Portland Street just before midday on Sunday, June 16. Post mortem analysis revealed he died of a head injury.

Detective Superintendent Stuart Morrison said: “Local officers will be patrolling the Portland Street area and anyone with any concerns, or anyone who wants to pass on any information should approach them and talk to them.”

Anyone with any information can call Lincolnshire Police, quoting incident number 178 of June 16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.