Teen, 16, admits causing man's death

A 16-year-old boy has admitted causing the death of Blackpool man Michael Rhodes.

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017, 4:06 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:01 pm
Michael Rhodes

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Preston Crown Court yesterday. He will be sentenced on Monday, October 2.

He had been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after Mr Rhodes, 47, was attacked outside a corner shop in Exchange Street, North Shore, in May.

Prosecutors upgraded the charge after Mr Rhodes died at Royal Preston Hospital more than three weeks later.

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The funeral of Michael Rhodes, who died after being punched once in Blackpool

A rock music fan, Mr Rhodes left behind a nine-year-old daughter Lilliegh, older sister Jane, younger brother Andrew, and mum Margaret.

The funeral of Michael Rhodes, who died after being punched once in Blackpool