BREAKING NEWS: Teenager admits manslaughter of Northampton youth Liam Hunt

An 18-year-old Northampton man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Liam Hunt following a brutal attack last February.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 3:54 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 7:27 am
Derice Wright has admitted the manslaughter of teenager Liam Hunt.

In the last few minutes Derice Wright, of Abington, has entered a guilty plea to the manslaughter of the 17-year-old.

Wright was originally charged with murder, but at Northampton Crown Court this afternoon that charge was dropped and the defendant was re-arraigned on a manslaughter charge.

Jurors in the 13-week trial at Northampton Crown Court found three other young men guilty of manslaughter when it concluded a fortnight ago.

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Liam Hunt was murdered in a brutal attack in Semilong last February.

They were Lee Warren, aged 18, of Queens Park, Northampton, Aaron Joseph, aged 21, of Waltham Forest, London and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Kane Allaban-Hamilton, aged 18, of Camp Hill, Northampton, was the only person out of seven defendants found guilty of murder.

This afternoon, another 17-year-old who was among the gang that attacked Liam Hunt on the night of February 14, 2017, had all charges against him dropped.

James Dodd, aged 19, of Camp Hill, Northampton, was found not guilty of all charges.

Three young men and another 17-year-old have already been found guilty of killing Northampton teenager Liam Hunt

The sentencing of Wright, Warren, Joseph and Allaban-Hamilton is expected to take place in four weeks' time.