William Lound killing: Man admits 'transphobic' student murder

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Image caption Thirty-year-old student William Lound, from Birkdale in Southport, was found at Bramall Court in Cannon Street

A man has admitted stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime.

University of Salford student William Lound, 30, was discovered with multiple stab injuries at his flat in Bramall Court halls of residence on 8 February.

Lee Arnold, 36, of no fixed address, admitted murder at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court.

Appearing via video link from Ashworth Hospital, he was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were treating the killing as a transphobic hate crime.

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