A gang of five men have been jailed for the killing of DPD delivery driver 23 years old Aurman Singh from Smethwick. 

Aurman suffered serious head injuries and was struck with several weapons including an axe, golf club, hockey stick and metal bar. 

Convicted of his murders are Arshdeep Singh, 24 of Shaw Road, Tipton received 28 years, Jagdeep Singh, 23, of Goodrich Mews, Dudley, received 28 years, Shivdeep Singh, 27, of Greenfield Road, Smethwick and Manjot Singh, 24, of Greenfield Road, Smethwick, were unanimously convicted of murder also received 28 years. 

Sukhmandeep Singh, 25, of Greenfield Road, Smethwick, was acquitted of murder but unanimously convicted of manslaughter jailed for 10 years. 

Sentencing, Judge Kristina Montgomery KC said: “He was ambushed as he was making his deliveries in a residential area and killed in an attack of horrifying brutality.

“This had been carefully planned and everyone involved in this murder played an active role. There was little attempt to avoid detection – that was no doubt, in part due to naivety. 

“But being identified was also the price to be paid for this very public execution – which the defendants plainly expected would gather the respect of some who learned of their responsibility for it.”

She delivered these sentences at Stafford Crown Court today

Prosecutors told the trial a total of eight men travelled in two cars to Berwick Avenue on August 21 last year. They then lay in wait before hunting their victim down and launching their deadly attack.

Four men – Harpreet Singh, Arshdeep’s cousin Mehakdeep Singh, Harwinder Singh Turna and Sehajpal Singh – are still wanted in connection with the case. They are said to have fled the scene in a white Mercedes Benz, while the convicted killers left in an Audi.

The murder investigation was led by Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy of West Mercia Police. He said: “I am pleased that significant sentences have been handed to these men for the brutal murder of Aurman Singh.

“These five men are dangerous individuals who will now serve a considerable sentence inprison where they cannot cause further harm to the wider public.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from local residents and those who provided vital information to assist with our investigation and gave evidence in court.“Aurman’s family have understandably been left shattered, when he was tragically killed in a planned and brutal attack in Shrewsbury, and my thoughts and condolences remain withthem.

“Today’s sentence should send a strong message to those who think they can come into our towns and cities to commit violent crime that we will not stop in our efforts to find them and put them before the courts.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here