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Man guilty of murdering friend in West Bromwich

Jagdev Singh Rai found guilty of murdering his friend Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been found guilty of murder at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.

The jury heard how Jagdev Singh Rai lured a friend to Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich, on the night of November 27th 2012, when he killed him.

Jasbir Singh Bains, from Sandwell, was murdered and thrown into a lake.

Mr Rai is yet to be sentenced.


Two men guilty of Coventry murder

Two men have been guilty of murder after a man from Coventry died in a dispute over money.

Marc Nown, who once worked at Peugeot and Aston Martin car plants, died in February after sustaining a fractured skull and a bleed to the brain.

Mark Avery Credit: West Midlands Police

Mr Nown was unemployed at the time of his death and had become dependent on alcohol, which led to him becoming acquainted with a group of men in a similar position.

The 43-year-old father of one died on 11 February, after he had been found collapsed in the garden of a Jardine Crescent house two days earlier.

Christopher Wright Credit: West Midlands Police

The court heard how two of Mr Nown's drinking associates, Mark Avery and Christopher Wright, became upset that he had withdrawn £30 from Avery's bank account.

Wright told the court he had confronted Mr Nown about the alleged ‘theft’. Mr Nown was the victim of an assault by Wright later that day and returned to his family home by emergency services.

On February 9, a commotion was heard outside a Jardine Crescent address and Marc was found collapsed in the garden. A witness said they had seen Wright repeatedly kicking and stamping on Mr Nown.

Wright and Avery were jailed for 20 years and 16 years respectively.

Man jailed for role in 'honour' killing of young woman

A man involved in the 'honour' killing of a young Iraqi woman is the seventh person to receive a jail sentence in connection with her murder.

Banaz Mahmod, 20, was strangled in January 2006 and her body stored in a suitcase before being driven out of London towards Birmingham.

Dana Amin, 33, of Armfield Crescent, Mitcham, south London, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court yesterday of perverting the course of justice and preventing the victim's lawful and decent burial, and was sentenced today to eight years in prison.

Her killers, Mahmod Babakir Mahmod, 58, and Ari Mahmod, 57, who were her father and uncle, were jailed for life in July 2007.

Police re-appeal for information after toddler murder

Police investigating the murder of a Coventry toddler are re-appealing for information five weeks after his death.

Two-year-old, Khaleel Hussain, died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on Tuesday 22 October after suffering a serious head injury.

He was transferred there after being admitted to the University Hospital Coventry the previous day when he fell ill at his home on Richmond Road.

His death is being treated as murder and a 21-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, who were arrested in connection with the investigation, currently remain on bail.

We are still trying to piece together exactly what happened before Khaleel suffered the injuries that ultimately led to his death.

As part of our ongoing inquiry I am keen to speak to anyone who had contact with him or his family during his very short life, particularly in the days and weeks before he died.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dean Young, from the Coventry Police Public Protection Unit,

Life for man guilty of 'cowardly' Newark murder

A judge told Nottingham Crown Court yesterday that the man found guilty of murdering 19-year-old Nathan Somers from Newark deliberately stabbed and killed him in a cowardly and despicable manner.

Jemelle Rodney, 28, from Mitcham was found guilty by the jury and was sentenced to life in prison. He was also told that he must serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars.

Nathan Somers Credit: Nottinghamshire Police


Fundraising event to pay for Antoin Akpom funeral

A fundraising event will be held this evening to raise money for the funeral of a Leicester football coach who was killed last month.

Antoin Akpom died after being stabbed in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Antoin Akpom, who was 20, died after being stabbed on Kent street in the city on September 12. Two men have been charged with his murder.

The event, to be held at a nightclub on Leicester’s Belvoir Street, will celebrate Antoin’s life and feature some of his favourite songs.

Builders find forensic exhibit during renovations

Builders renovating a former police station in Nottinghamshire have found a forensic exhibit relating to an unsolved murder committed in the 1960s.

Police said bicycle handlebars found seven years after officers moved out of the building had already been eliminated from the murder inquiry.

Police confirmed the rusted handlebars were not being treated as the murder weapon in the cold case after no blood was found.

They also revealed details of the killing were not being released while officers worked to trace the victim's family.

Forensic tests in the 1960s eliminated the handlebars from the inquiry after no blood was found and as a result it was not forensically preserved.

– Police Spokesperson, Nottinghamshire Police

Police: Coventry death not suspicious

Death near flats in Coventry being treated as murder

Police are continuing to search for evidence into the death of a man in Coventry.

An area of grassland off Upper Spon Street has been cordoned off after a person discovered the body around 5am this morning on grass outside Spon Gate House flats.

The death of the man, who has yet been identified, is being treated as murder.

A post mortem will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.

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