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Husband remanded after denying wife’s murder

Forensic officers in Rookery Lane, Wolverhampton, in February after Sarbjit Kaur was pronounced dead. (Matthew Cooper/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

A businessman accused of murdering his wife has pleaded not guilty to the charge during a videolink court appearance.

Gurpreet Singh, 42, will now face trial at Birmingham Crown Court in October accused of killing of 38-year-old Sarbjit Kaur.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene on February 16 this year after paramedics were called to her detached home in Rookery Lane, Penn, Wolverhampton.

A post-mortem examination determined she had died from asphyxiation.

Undated handout file photo issued by West Midlands Police of Sarbjit Kaur, 38, who died from asphyxiation, after she was discovered unconscious by family in Wolverhampton Credit: PA

Singh, wearing a red zip-up jacket, spoke to enter his plea and confirm that he could hear and see the proceedings from a videolink booth at HMP Birmingham on Friday.

Judge Patrick Thomas QC remanded Singh in custody until his trial, which is expected to last for up to three weeks.