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Man cleared of attempting to arrange the £20,000 contract killing of former spouse

Gurpreet Singh Credit: ITV News Central

A building company boss from Wolverhampton has been cleared of attempting to arrange the £20,000 contract killing of a former spouse, who later died.

A Birmingham Crown Court jury, which has been deliberating for more than 30 hours, found 44-year-old Gurpreet Singh not guilty of soliciting the murder of Amandeep Kaur in 2013.

She died a year later during a trip to India, with authorities in the Punjab concluding she had suffered a brain haemorrhage.

The jury is continuing to deliberate over a separate charge of murder against Singh, in connection to his second wife, Sarbjit Kaur, who was found strangled at their home in Rookery Lane, Penn, Wolverhampton, on February 16 last year.