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Man admits brutally killing boxer Willie Limond's uncle

Louis Shields
Image caption Louis Shields was brutally murdered in his Glasgow home

A man has admitted to the brutal murder of the uncle of Scots boxing champion Willie Limond.

William Cairns, 44, was part of an attack which saw 46-year-old Louis Shields struck with knives, a meat cleaver and a baseball bat.

Mr Shields' brother Peter, 47, was also attacked at the men's home in Glasgow's Craigend area in February this year.

Cairns will be sentenced to life when he returns to the High Court in Glasgow later this month.

The 44-year-old and his son, William Cairns jr, had been due to go on trial for the murder of Mr Shields.

Plea accepted

The father instead admitted to the charge while his 20-year-old son had his not guilty plea accepted.

Cairns snr also pled guilty to assaulting Peter Shields to his permanent disfigurement having originally faced an attempted murder allegation.

He was also accused of fleeing to Blackburn, Lancashire, after the killing, but a not guilty plea was accepted.

Cairns jr admitted assaulting two women while acting with another at a property in the city's Dennistoun in January this year. He was also remanded in custody.

The father and son will return to the dock for sentencing later this month.

Louis and Peter Shields are uncles of professional boxer and World Boxing Union (WBU) lightweight champion Willie Limond.

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