Coventry & Warwickshire

Murder plea over body discovery in Coventry garden

A Coventry man has admitted killing a student whose body was found in the garden of a vacant house, police said.

Brian Albrighton, 31, of Walsgrave Road in the city, pleaded guilty to murdering Adebayo Adeniran, 32, at Birmingham Crown Court.

Mr Adeniran, a Nigerian national, had multiple stab wounds and was found outside a house on North Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, on 7 June, police said.

Albrighton was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 9 November.

'Seek better life'

Mr Adeniran, who had been studying for a Masters degree at Coventry University, had been drinking in a local pub when he met Albrighton, the West Midlands force said.

The body of Mr Adeniran, who was known locally as Patrick, was found in the front garden.

Det Sgt Harry May said: "This was a shocking and deeply upsetting case, where a young man's life was tragically cut short.

"He came to England to obtain a better education and seek a better life, however whilst going about his own business he fell victim to an unprovoked, violent attack."

Two women, aged 31 and 27, remain on police bail in connection with Mr Adeniran's death, police said.

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