Thursday, 7 March 2013

Morecambe man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Morecambe man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the death of a man in the town last year.

Christopher Kearns, 40, of Marine Road East, Morecambe appeared before Preston Crown Court today and pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 55 year old Paul Ormerod.

At around 1.15am on the 5th of November 2012, Paul was assaulted outside the Joiners Arms pub on Queen Street.

He was punched in the face and fell to the floor. He was taken through to Royal Preston Hospital where he remained in a critical condition until he sadly passed away as a result of his injuries on the 14th of November.

Detective Inspector Martin Clague said; “This is a particularly nasty and cowardly assault which has resulted in a man losing his life.

“I am glad that Kearns has entered a guilty plea today purely because it means Paul’s family will not have to sit through a trial and have to revisit all the details of the mindless assault that led to them losing Paul.”

Kearns will be sentenced on the 8th April.

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