Cambridgeshire

Jeff Henry: Men admit manslaughter over Cambridge attack

Jeff Henry Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Jeff Henry died five days after he was admitted to hospital with head injuries

Two men have admitted killing a 39-year-old attacked in a Cambridge street on what was to be the first day of their trial at the Old Bailey.

Jeff Henry was chased and assaulted on Campkin Road on 7 June. His life support was turned off five days later.

Martin Saunders, 35, of Huntingdon, and Anthony Kenny, 37, of St Ives, had been charged with murder.

Their guilty pleas to manslaughter were accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The pair also admitted perverting the course of justice, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

They are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 6 July along with Ben Maguire, 29, formerly of Minerva Way, Cambridge,

He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it would not be proceeding with a murder charge against Maguire.

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