A murdered husband and wife may have laid dead for four days in their home before police discovered them, a court heard.

Anmol Singh Chana, 25, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with the murders of Jasbir Kaur, 52, and her husband Rupinder Singh Bassan, 51.

The couple were found dead at their Moat Road home in Oldbury, West Midlands.

The court heard they may have been killed on February 21, meaning their bodies could have been inside their house for four days before police found them on Tuesday.

Police stand guard outside the couple's home
Police stand guard outside the couple's home

Police entered the home at 4am after responding to a report of concern for their welfare.

Post-mortem examinations are due to be held today to establish the causes of both deaths.

Chana, of Hamilton Road, Smethwick, West Mids., appeared in a grey t-shirt and spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth in a hearing lasting less than five minutes.

Police entered their home at 4am on Tuesday
Police entered their home at 4am on Tuesday

Sonia Shafiq appeared for the Crown and Gurdeep Singh represented Chana.

District Judge David Wain remanded Chana in custody and ordered him to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on March 2.

The couple’s Toyota Aygo, which had disappeared from their home, was found on Wednesday morning in Smethwick.

A blue forensic tent was erected outside their home
A blue forensic tent was erected outside their home

A member of the public found it and responded to a West Midlands Police appeal to track down the car.

It will now be examined by forensic experts.

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Det Insp Hannah Whitehouse, who is leading the investigation, said: “I’d like to thank people for the response to our appeal which has directly led us to recovering the car.

“We’re continuing to support the family of Jasbir and Rupinder at this awful time."