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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.

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.

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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.

Students awarded in memory of Red Arrows pilot

Flt. Lt. Jon Egging, in whose memory the Blue Skies charity was set up Credit: Ministry of Defence

Students in Lincoln will be presented with awards today to recognise their completion of an RAF programme set up in memory of a Red Arrows pilot from Warwickshire who died during a display three years ago.

The Blue Skies Programme charity was set up in memory of Flt. Lt. Jon Egging from Ufton, who lost his life in August 2011 at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

The charity aims to realise his dream of helping young people overcome adversity, identify their strengths and work towards their ambitions.

Twenty five students aged 13 to 15 from the Priory Witham Academy have been mentored through the nine session programme by trained personnel from RAF Coningsby, RAF Cranwell, RAF Scampton, RAF Wittering, RAF Waddington and MoD North Luffenham.

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Richard III statue moved for restoration

The statue is being moved to be restored Credit: Leicester City Council

A statue to Richard III, which was first unveiled by Princess Alice in 1980, is being moved to be restored 34 years later.

It will be lifted by crane onto a lorry and taken from Castle Gardens in Leicester to Lincoln. The restoration process is expected to take around 3 to 4 weeks.

Car park charges to rise in three Lincolnshire hospitals

Car park charges will go up at Lincoln County Hospital
Car park charges will go up at Lincoln County Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Parking charges are to go up at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston for the first time in five years.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's board voted on the price rises - which will take effect from 1 June.

A daily £1.50 charge will be implemented for Blue Badge holders at Lincoln County, Boston Pilgrim and Grantham District hospitals - it is not known when this will begin.

Prices will go up from £1.20 to £1.40 for a one-hour stay, from £3 to £3.40 for up to four hours and from £3.50 to £4 for up to six hours.

The trust says it has financial challenges to meet and the cost of providing car parks increases year on year.

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