A HOMELESS man who killed a popular match angler by pushing him into the water during a contest has admitted manslaughter and will be detained at a secure psychiatric unit for assessment.

Anthony Ogburn, aged 41, from Widnes, was accused of murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility at the hearing at Chester Crown Court, giving evidence by video link from Ashworth Hospital, in Maghull, Lancashire.

The incident happened last June on the Sankey St. Helens Canal near Warrington, in Cheshire. The body of Harry Morris, aged 57, from Dallam, was recovered from the water during a Saturday contest organised by Dallam and District Community Angling Club.

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