Sincil Bank wife killer loses appeal to reduce prison sentence

A man who was jailed for life after murdering his former wife in a premeditated attack in Lincoln has lost an appeal to reduce his sentence.

As previously reported, Wai Hong Tsang, 34, was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison for the murder of Chinese student Mingzi Yang at her home on Sincil Bank on Tuesday June 17, 2014.

The scene where Mingzi's body was found on June 17, 2014.

The scene where Mingzi’s body was found on June 17, 2014.

Tsang was found guilty at Lincoln Crown Court on January 2, 2015, but appealed the length of sentence he received.

However, judges at London’s Criminal Appeal Court on February 5 dismissed his complaint, ruling that he had no justifiable challenge to the sentence imposed.

Still images showing Tsang on the cycle, coming into Lincoln and then leaving after the murder. Photos: Lincolnshire Police

Still images showing Tsang on the cycle, coming into Lincoln and then leaving after the murder. Photos: Lincolnshire Police

Tsang, from Grimsby, had driven to the edge of Lincoln, then cycled to Yang’s house before battering her with a blunt weapon which was never recovered.

Mingzi Yang. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Mingzi Yang. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Yang suffered fatal head injuries in the brutal attack which was believed to have been motivated by Tsang’s desire to get custody of his young son.