Detectives appeal for help on Wolverhampton murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a man found dead at a house in Wolverhampton have urged anyone with information to come forward.

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The body of 54-year-old Swaran Singh was discovered at a house in Neachells Lane, Wednesfield, on November 7. His death was not considered suspicious at the time but a post mortem examination confirmed he had been assaulted. A murder inquiry has now been launched and forensic officers have spent days combing the house searching for clues.

The property remained sealed off today. Det Ch Insp Wayne Jones, who is leading the inquiry, said: “We still await further tests to confirm exactly how Mr Singh died, however we believed he suffered various injuries that would have been as a result of an assault.

“We urge anyone yet to come forward and speak to police with information that might help our investigation to call us.”

Neighbours said they believed Mr Singh had only moved into the house a week earlier along with several other men.

One neighbour, who did not want to the named, said: “I saw the blue tent outside the house the other day. I didn’t know what had happened but I knew it was something serious.”

Another neighbour, who lives in Neachells Lane, who also did not want to be named, added: “I know there were a few Asian men living in the house. They’d only been there a week before this all happened.

“It’s not something you want happening on your doorstep. There isn’t anyone in the house now.”

A 42-year-old man was arrested on November 14 in connection with Mr Singh’s death. He was later released on police bail.

Anyone with information should call Force CID on 101 or 0800 555 111.