Man jailed for Harinderjit Singh killing in Leicester

Harinderjit Singh
Image caption Harinderjit Singh suffered fatal injuries and died in the street

A man has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of a Leicester man.

Harinderjit Singh, 29, was found fatally injured near his home on Linden Street on 6 November 2011 and was declared dead at the scene.

He died from a stab wound to the neck sustained during a fight with Amitpreet Singh, 23, an illegal immigrant from India, the CPS said.

Leicester Crown Court heard Singh would be deported at the end of his sentence.

Leicestershire Police's Det Ch Insp Matt Hewson, who led the investigation, said: "This case sends a very strong message to everyone that violent behaviour can lead to extremely serious consequences.

"I'd like to thank members of the local community who assisted us with our investigation, by coming forward with information."

Diana Cottrell, senior crown prosecutor at CPS East Midlands said: "Amitpreet Singh pleaded guilty to manslaughter by provocation at a hearing at Leicester Crown Court.

"The CPS considered the plea carefully and concluded that this was the most appropriate outcome, given the circumstances of Mr Singh's death.

"Our thoughts are with Harinderjit Singh's family at this difficult time. We have been in contact with them, to ensure they were involved in the decision to accept the plea."

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