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BREAKING: Man admits partygoer’s killing

The address in Ribble Road, Blackpool.

The address in Ribble Road, Blackpool.

A man has admitted killing a fellow guest at a house party in central Blackpool.

Ryan Calvert, 20, struck the fatal blow which caused 23-year-old Thomas Poole to lose consciousness at the address on Ribble Road.

While he was slumped in a bedroom there another man, 23-year-old Shaun Dolan, delivered a kick to his head at a time when he was dying.

Calvert, of Dean Street, South Shore, today pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to a charge of manslaughter over the events in January this year.

Dolan, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to an offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Clavert was sentenced to five years in prison, while Dolan received four years and three months.

SEE THE GAZETTE ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE FULL STORY AND REACTION FROM COURT

 
 
 

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