Lancashire

Kieran Gallagher admits killing mother in Bamber Bridge

Kieran Gallagher
Image caption Kieran Gallagher had previously denied killing his mother Bernadette

A man has admitted killing his mother after they had an argument at her Lancashire home.

Kieran Gallagher, 32, of Whitworth Street, Manchester, had previously denied killing Bernadette Gallagher.

The 51-year-old was found at her home on Riverside, Bamber Bridge, on 10 April. She had been stabbed to death.

Gallagher admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Preston Crown Court and will be sentenced on 4 October.

Det Supt Neil Esseen, of Lancashire Police, said: "I am pleased that Kieran has chosen to plead guilty today, preventing the rest of Bernadette's family from having to go through the ordeal of a trial and being faced with some incredibly upsetting evidence.

"This was a tragic crime and such an unnecessary loss of a woman's life.

"Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time and I hope today's result will bring them some small comfort as they continue to come to terms with their loss."

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