Crime: Birmingham Murder Family Issues Plea As Reward Is Offered



A reward of £10,000 has been offered for information about the double murder that took place in Birmingham Wednesday. Avtar Singh-Kolar, 62, and his Carole, 58, were killed at the Friary Road house in Handsworth Wood where their bodies were found by their son Jason, a police officer. The family of the victims released an emotional plea today, with their daughter Michelle Kirwan, 39 calling her parents “the kindest people I have ever met.” She went on to say her heart would be “forever broken”.


The lead officer for the investigation, Det Supt Richard Baker, called the crime “atrocious” and has asked anyone with any information to contact Crimestoppers, who he thanked for offering the £10,000 reward. The police have said that a team of 60 detectives are currently working on the case and that their son Jason’s job as a police officer was currently a line of inquiry, although at present there was “nothing to suggest at all” his role as a constable was pertinent to the investigation. Mr Baker also said inquiries were ongoing into whether the murder was at all related to a string of gold thefts in the neighbourhood.


Floral tributes to the couple have started showing up near the house outside the police cordon. Several card and balloons have been left with the flowers. It is hoped the results of the upcoming post-mortem examination will lead to further clues as to who carried out the violent attack. Mr Baker said that it was clear the “couple had been assaulted and more than likely died of their injuries”.  He went on to say the post-mortem would determine whether any weapons were used in the attack. Mrs Kolar, who was affectionately known as “Nanny Cal” worked at a local school’s after school daycare club. The couple were parents to four children and had eight grandchildren.

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