Chief Superintendent : "Anuj’s family have got the verdict they deserved"

Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said: ”Anuj’s family have got the verdict they deserved. I have spoken to the family and while they remain grief stricken that nothing can bring Anuj back, they are very pleased Stapleton will not even be eligible for parole until he is in his fifties.

"On behalf of myself and all my team, I would like to pay tribute to the dignity that Anuj’s family have shown. They have had to sit through five weeks of harrowing evidence but at least today they have seen justice done.

“ The judge labelled Stapleton’s actions a truly wicked act and that is exactly what it was."

“Our thoughts remain with Anuj’s family as they fly back to India and try to rebuild their lives after the senseless loss of their son.”

– Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle

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Anuj Bidve murder trial

Kiaran Stapleton has been found guilty of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford last year.