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‘SENSELESS AND TRAGIC’: Man convicted of cabbie manslaughter after taxi fare dispute

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Image credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of taxi driver Anakh Singh in Wolverhampton.

Tomasz Margol was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 21 June of Mr Singh's manslaughter, which happened in October 2022.

On the morning of 30 October, Anakh Singh was found collapsed in Nine Elms Lane with serious injuries, which he sadly died of at the scene.

Mr Singh had picked up Margol in his taxi before the two got into an argument over the method of payment for the journey.

This escalated to Margol subjecting Mr Singh to a sickening assault including headbutting, punching and kicking him while he was on the floor.

Having carried out CCTV enquiries, officers identified Margol and arrested him at an address a few miles away later that day.

When he was arrested, he made a significant comment, telling officers: "Its about what happened today... about the beating."

Mr Singh’s family paid tribute, saying: “Anakh Singh was a loving husband, father and a well-respected member of the community.

“This loss has left us heartbroken and has forever changed our lives. We miss him dearly.

“We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us during this tough time.”

Margol, 36, will be sentenced on 11 July.

DI Michelle Thurgood, from Force CID, said: "This was a senseless and tragic act of violence.

"Mr Singh was a law-abiding man of good character who was simply trying to do his job.

"Our thoughts remain with Mr Singh's family at this difficult time."


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