Husband in court charged with wife's murder in Stourbridge

A pensioner has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife.

Police outside the home in Trehernes Drive, in Stourbridge. Image: @SnapperSK
Police outside the home in Trehernes Drive, in Stourbridge. Image: @SnapperSK

Gian Bhandal, aged 82, was found dead at a detached house in Trehernes Drive, Pedmore, Stourbridge, on January 23.

Her husband Pargan Singh Bhandal, also 82, appeared at Warwick Crown Court today.

Mrs Bhandal's death was initially treated as unexplained, said West Midlands Police.

But following further inquiries her husband was arrested in recent days.

He has been remanded in custody until a plea hearing in March.

A provisional trial date has been set for July.

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