Wolverhampton wife murder trial jury told CCTV may not tell full story

A jury has been told CCTV evidence produced for the court does “not necessarily” show everything that happened the day of an alleged murder.

Victim Sarbjit Kaur
Victim Sarbjit Kaur

Footage shown to Birmingham Crown Court captures the movement outside of the home of Gurpreet Singh, 45, and his wife, Sarbjit Kaur, in Rookery Lane, Wolverhampton – the day Mrs Kaur died.

Mr Orlando Pownall QC, defending Singh, who has denied murdering his wife, said the footage – due to the limitations of the camera angle, a large hedge and tree – had missed a meeting between Mrs Kaur and a client a few days before – and therefore could also have missed other movements at the property.

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Mrs Kaur, 38, who was a seamstress, died on February 16, 2018.

The prosecution alleges footage shows Mr Singh leaving the home before taking their children to school.

A while later, a mystery person – who has not yet been traced –shows up at the home and enters the property.

Mr Singh then returns and it is then the prosecution alleges the murder took place, as Mrs Kaur was never seen leaving the house again.

Dc Spencer Jenkins, who gave evidence on the images produced in court, said there were “limitations” with the footage but said the CCTV was of high quality.

Mr Pownall QC, cross-examining Dc Jenkins, said: “People might think if you’ve got a CCTV camera outside your address it will capture anything within the camera’s frame.

"But, in fact, because of the set up [in this case] it does not necessarily record everything.”

The trial continues.

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