Lincolnshire

Mingzi Yang murder accused in court

Sincil Bank
Image caption The body of Mingzi Yang was found by police at the property in Sincil Bank

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Lincoln college student.

The body of Mingzi Yang, 29, was discovered by police at her home in Sincil Bank, Lincoln on 17 June.

Miss Yang is believed to have moved to the UK from China in 2008 and had been studying English.

Wai Hong Tsang, aged 33, from the Grimsby area, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Lincoln Crown Court at a later date.

Det Ch Insp Martin Holvey said officers had spent a "great deal of time trying to build up a picture of her life" and appealed for members of the public to help with their investigation.

"I would directly appeal to anyone who knew her, even if it was only very casually, to get in touch with officers to help us construct a greater understanding of the life she led since arriving in the UK in 2008," he added.

"College friends, people she knew who lived in the area, any individuals from the Chinese community - your information could be exactly what we need."

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