Oldbury 'murder-suicide' inquests open

By Mike Woods | Oldbury | Crime | Published:

Inquests have opened after a man killed his wife and then himself at their home in Oldbury.

Police at the scene of the tragedy

Paul Lander, aged 30, and Rikki Lander, 26, were found dead on August 5.

Mrs Lander’s body was found in the living room at the back of the Pel Crescent home, while Mr Lander was found hanged in another part of the house.

Giving evidence at the inquest, Det Sgt Sue Horden of West Midlands Police, said: “It is clear a sustained attack took place to Rikki. We are not looking for anyone else in terms of our enquiry.”

The officer told senior coroner Zafar Siddique her cause of death was still "unascertained".

The inquest heard Mr Lander was an HGV driver born in West Bromwich, and Mrs Lander was an admin clerk born in Birmingham.

Mr Zafar Siddique, the Black Country Coroner, adjourned the inquest to October 16.

Mike Woods

By Mike Woods
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