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Second arrest in Sincil Bank murder case

Detectives investigating the death of Mingzi Yang in Lincoln have made a second arrest.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Martin Holvey said: “The person in custody is currently being interviewed about Mingzi’s death and, at this early stage, I am not releasing further details about the arrest.”

Mingzi Yang, 29, was found dead at her home in Sincil Bank in Lincoln on Tuesday, June 17.

A man who was arrested earlier in the week in connection with Mingzi’s death has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The second arrest comes after detectives carried out searches in the area on Friday afternoon.

The scene at the property on Sincil Bank. Photo: The Lincolnite
The scene at the property on Sincil Bank. Photo: The Lincolnite

DCI Holvey added: “We are continuing to build up a picture of Mingzi’s life and I would like to take another opportunity to appeal to anyone who knew her since her arrival in the UK in 2008 to contact us.

“There may still be college friends, neighbours and casual acquaintances who might have information that could assist the enquiry, especially if they saw her on the morning of her death.”

Mingzi Yang moved to the UK from China in 2008 and police believe she has been living at the address in Sincil Bank for two and a half years.

She joined the English for Speakers of Other Languages programme at Lincoln College in September 2013.

Forensic teams are still on the scene in Sincil Bank. Photo: The Lincolnite
Forensic teams are still on the scene in Sincil Bank. Photo: The Lincolnite

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 181 of 17/06/2014.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.