Leeds man Sajid Pervez, 37, pleads guilty to murdering his wife Abida Karim, 39, at their home in Harehills

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife who was found dead at their home in Harehills.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 5:25 pm

Sajid Pervez admitted killing Abida Karim when he appeared before Leeds Crown Court earlier today (January 12).

Mrs Karim, 39, was found dead at the couple's family home in Hovingham Terrace on Thursday, September 24 at about 5.40am.She was pronounced dead by ambulance staff.

Pervez, 37, appeared before the court via a video link from HMP Leeds for the plea and trial preparation hearing.

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Sajid Pervez (pictured left) has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife Abida Karim (right).

The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC adjourned the case until February 19 when Pervez will be sentenced.

Pervez was returned to custody after the hearing.

Sajid Pervez will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to murdering his wife Abida Karim at their home in Leeds.
Abida Karim was found dead at her home on Hovingham Terrace, Harehills.