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Man faces murder trial over body found in car outside police station

Harish Kumar's body was found in car outside West Bromwich police station. Credit: ITV News

A man faces trial accused of murder after pulling up outside a police station with a body in the car.

Sukhwinder Singh was arrested after the body of Harish Kumar, who was 39, was found in the front passenger seat of a BMW on 10 August.

The vehicle had been parked outside West Bromwich police station.

Police said the victim, from Willenhall, died from a stab wound to the chest.

Singh, 40, appeared for a brief hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.

He followed proceedings with the help of a Punjabi interpreter, and spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood what was being said.

A provisional trial date was set for January 2018, subject to any further reports.

You'll next be back in court on October 9th, by which time I would hope, if there has to be, there will at least be a preliminary report. If you are to be tried by a jury of 12 people that will happen in January.

– Judge James Burbidge QC, addressing was arrested after the body of 39-year-old Harish Kumar

Singh was remanded in custody until October, when he will appear back at the city court.

Meanwhile, the victim's family have paid tribute to "a great, yet very humble man".

He was always there to help and he will be sadly missed - I can't just believe that we've lost him.

– Statement from Harish Kumar's family