Cumbria

Kye Backhouse manslaughter: Father Kevin Morton pleads guilty

Kye Backhouse Image copyright Cumbria Constabulary
Image caption Kye Backhouse's family said he "made everyone around him smile"

A father has admitted the manslaughter of his 13-year-old son in Cumbria.

The body of Kye Backhouse was found at his home in Ewan Close, Barrow-in-Furness, at about 07:20 GMT on 9 October 2014.

His father, Kevin Morton, 49, also of Ewan Close, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday.

Sentencing was adjourned until 22 June for pre-sentence and psychiatric reports to be prepared.

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