Coventry Sikh Attack: Pensioner Joginder Singh Dies After Assault By Coral Millerchip


A pensioner has died in hospital three months after a sickening city-centre assault by a young woman was caught on CCTV.

In August, Joginder Singh, from Canley, Coventry, was kicked and pushed to the ground by 19-year-old Coral Millerchip, who also knocked off his turban.

The 80-year-old died last Sunday after being re-admitted to hospital with a diagnosed illness.

Millerchip, whose address cannot be published for legal reasons, admitted assault at a court hearing last month and was remanded in custody.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Monday proved inconclusive and police are awaiting the results of further tests.

Police said it was a 'despicable' attack

Millerchip was due in court later this month for sentencing but detectives have notified the Crown Prosecution Service of Mr Singh's death and are awaiting a decision on what further steps may need to be taken.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham, from Coventry CID, said: "Following the assault, Mr Singh was readmitted to hospital and was being treated for a diagnosed condition and at this stage it is unclear if that is directly connected with the assault.

"Our thoughts remain with the family and those affected by Mr Singh's death and we will continue to work with CPS and the coroner to establish the cause of death.

"Specialist family liaison police officers have been appointed to liaise with Mr Singh's next of kin and we will continue to support the family at this sad time."