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Man admits killing Blackpool takeaway chef

Chicken Express
Ricky Guest-Binns was attacked at Chicken Express in Blackpool in May

A 23-year-old man has admitted killing a chef at a Blackpool takeaway.

Ricky Guest-Binns, 44, from the town, was attacked at the Chicken Express takeaway on Caunce Street on 5 May.

He was taken to hospital but later died from a haemorrhage caused by a blow to the head.

Allen Glenny, of Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Preston Crown Court. He also admitted assaulting another man on the same day.

Glenny was released on bail and is due to be sentenced at the same court on 10 September.

Det Ch Insp Andrea Barrow said: "This was such a tragic and unnecessary loss of life which goes to highlight the potential dangers of drinking far too much alcohol and being oblivious to the consequences of your actions.

"Our thoughts remain with the family today and hope that the fact that Allen Glenny has pleaded guilty will help them cope in some small way with their tragic loss, although nothing anyone can do will ever bring Ricky back."

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