Stoke & Staffordshire

Newcastle-under-Lyme house murder accused pleads guilty

The scene
Anthony Hughes body was found at a house in Wilmot Drive in December

One of two men accused of murdering a 44-year-old man in Staffordshire has pleaded guilty.

Andrew Scott, 29, of Price Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, admitted murdering Anthony Hughes, at a house in Wilmot Drive in the town.

Steven Yeomans, 43, of Wilmot Drive, pleaded not guilty to murder, at Stafford Crown Court and is due to stand trial on 4 August.

Post-mortem tests showed Mr Hughes died from head injuries, on 28 December.

Both charged men were remanded in custody.

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