A BUILDER from Sedgley has pleaded guilty to murdering a 58-year-old client at her home in Dudley earlier this year.

Peter Norgrove, Brownswall Road, appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today (Monday December 4) and admitting killing Sharon Gordon in July.

Norgrove was a recently qualified bricklayer who had met Mrs Gordon through mutual friends at the church they both attended.

The 43-year-old had carried out extension work at Mrs Gordon’s property in Holly Hall which had taken many months and encountered several problems along the way.

On the afternoon of Friday July 21 concerned friends called at Mrs Gordon’s Bromford Road home and found her dead at the foot of the stairs – having sustained severe head injuries. Police have since said she died the day before her body was discovered.

Halesowen News: Sharon GordonSharon Gordon (Image: West Midlands Police)

West Midlands Police said Norgove told them when interviewed that he had left the property the previous day, but blood-stained items were found in a wheelie bin at a family address related to him and further searches revealed a hammer secreted in a shed.

Detective Inspector Damian Forrest, who led the investigation, said: “This appears to have been a disagreement over work carried out at the victim’s property which has escalated into violence.

“I am pleased the defendant has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and spared Mrs Gordon’s family the ordeal of a trial.”

Norgrove will be sentenced on January 26, 2024.