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Tributes for Sincil Bank murder victim as police probe continues

Tributes have been paid to the Sincil Bank murder victim Mingzi Yang as police continue to investigate her death.

Mingzi Yang was found dead at a home in Lincoln on June 17.

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

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

She studied English at Lincoln Collage. Christian Bartlett, her tutor, said: “Mingzi was a vivacious and friendly young woman, and everyone who came into contact with her was charmed by her ready laugh and infectious humour.

“Although she was Chinese, she had made England her true home, and until very recently she was attending classes to further improve her already excellent English skills.

“Every member of her class at Lincoln College spoke fondly of her kind and joyful personality when they heard the sad news today,” he added.

John Allen, Principal and Chief Executive at Lincoln College, added: “Our thoughts are with her family and friends and we are helping the Police with their investigation in any way we can.

“We are inviting anyone at the college who has been affected by Ms Yang’s death to speak to one of our counsellors who will be able to support them at this very sad time.”

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Searches have begun in the area.

Forensic teams are still on the scene in Sincil Bank and it is expected that searches will be begin in the area later today.

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

DCI Martin Holvey said it was vital that anyone who knew Mingzi contacts police.

“We are trying to build up as full a picture of Mingzi and her life as possible and I appeal for anyone who knew her to get in touch with us,” he said.

“Anyone who knew her is asked to contact us with any information they might have because it could assist the enquiry.”

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.