Hereford & Worcester

Andrew Heath fire death: Man admits manslaughter

Daniel Martin
Image caption Daniel Martin admitted the manslaughter of Andrew Heath

A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a man found dead after a fire in his flat.

Andrew Heath, 52, was found after the fire in Warndon, Worcester, in December 2011.

Daniel Martin, of Canterbury Road, Ronkswood, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Heath.

Martin has now admitted manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court. He was remanded in custody while psychiatric reports are prepared.

Sentencing is due to take place on 26 July.

Three other men were previously jailed in connection with the case.

Gary Dayus, formerly of Oakridge Close, Marcus Taylor of Sadlers Walk and Tom Barnes, of Turners Close, all in Worcester, admitted conspiracy to intimidate witnesses.

They were each given 14-month sentences at Worcester Crown Court in March.

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