London: A 36-year-old man named Tomasz Margol has been convicted of manslaughter in the case of the killing of a Sikh taxi driver in central England. The incident occurred in October 2022 following an argument over the payment of the fare. Margol was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court this week and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood from the Wolverhampton Police CID expressed her sorrow over the senseless and tragic act of violence. She described the victim, 59-year-old Anakh Singh, as a law-abiding man of good character who was simply doing his job. Thurgood extended her sympathies to Singh’s family during this difficult time.
According to court proceedings, the incident took place on the morning of October 30, 2022, when Anakh Singh was discovered collapsed on Nine Elms Lane with severe injuries. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. It was revealed in court that Singh had picked up Margol in his taxi, and an argument ensued over the method of payment for the journey.
Thanks to extensive CCTV inquiries, law enforcement authorities were able to identify Margol and apprehend him at an address a few miles away later that same day. Margol’s arresting officers were struck by his significant comment, “It’s about what happened today… about the beating.”
Anakh Singh’s family expressed profound grief and paid tribute to their beloved husband, father, and esteemed community member. They shared their heartbreak, acknowledging that their lives have been forever altered by this loss. The family also expressed gratitude for the support they have received during this challenging period.