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Two bailed after questioning in connection with Lincoln death

Police investigating the death of a mugging victim in Lincoln have released two men in their early 20s after questioning them on suspicion of robbery.

They were arrested shortly after Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 69-year-old died on Saturday, having been robbed of his wallet the night before, close to garages leading to Hermit Street.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are required in order to establish the exact cause of death.

This is a truly tragic event. We know that Mr Broxholme was well-known and well-liked in the local community. He had lived in the area of Hermit Street for a fairly long period of time and had a large group of friends there.

– Chief Inspector Stewart Brinn
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Police release pictures of Lincoln pensioner who died after being mugged

Police have released pictures of the 69-year-old pensioner who died after being mugged in Lincoln. Michael Broxholme was attacked on the short walk from the pub to his home. Tests are being carried out to find out how he died.

Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police
Michael Broxholme Credit: Lincolnshire Police

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69-year-old who died following Lincoln robbery identified

Police have identified the man who died after he was attacked and robbed in Lincoln.

69-year-old Michael Broxholme, of Hermit Street in Lincoln was pushed to the ground and robbed of his wallet by the garages leading to Hermit Street, near to Portland Street, at around 5.30pm on Friday.

He died in Lincoln County Hospital on Saturday evening.

A post mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are needed to establish the exact cause of his death.

Investigation underway into death of man robbed in Lincoln

The 69-year-old was attacked and robbed in Lincoln
The 69-year-old was attacked and robbed in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation's underway into the death of a 69-year-old man who was attacked and robbed in Lincoln.

It happened at around 5.30pm on Friday by garages leading to Hermit street and Portland street.

He was forced to the ground and was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he later died.

Map shows where man was robbed in Lincoln

The robbery took place near Portland Street before the attacker fled along Hermit Street Credit: ITV News Central

The offender attacked his 69-year-old victim from behind at some garages near Portland Street before he fled the scene along Hermit Street.

The attacker is described as looking around 30-years-old, 5ft-6in tall, thin and wearing a dark jacket with light tracksuit bottoms.

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69-year-old who was robbed in Lincoln dies in hospital

A robber attacked a man near Portland Street in Lincoln, before running off with his wallet along Hermit Street Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 69-year-old man who was robbed in Lincoln on Friday night has sadly died in hospital.

The man, who is yet to be named, was attacked near Portland Street at around 5.30pm, when he was approached from behind and had his wallet stolen.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital for treatment, where he later died.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are needed to determine the exact cause of death.

Police investigating death of Chinese student want to trace cyclist

Mingzi Yang Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Detectives investigating the death of Chinese student Mingzi Yang want to speak to a cyclist wearing a blue helmet, seen in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln - where her body was found a week ago today.

They are treating the death of Miss Yang, who was 29 and the mother of a young son, as murder.

Miss Yang came to the UK in 2008 from China and had been living in Sincil Bank since 2012. She studied at Lincoln College. Her immediate family in China are said to be "distraught".

Police officers will be in Sincil Bank today carrying out further enquiries and trying to jog people’s memories.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder.

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