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Tyler Thompson: Man admits Leicester street stab death

Tyler Thompson Image copyright Event poster
Image caption A poster with Tyler Thompson's image was used to publicise an event to raise money for his funeral

A man has admitted killing a teenage boy in a street fight in Leicester.

Tyler Thompson, 16, was discovered on Freeman Road North on 24 November. He was taken to hospital but later died.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

Pravdit Sian, 19, from Litelmede, Leicester, admitted manslaughter at Derby Crown Court. He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.

Image caption Flowers were left in Freeman Road North

Following Tyler's death a memorial gig was organised by Bizzi Dixon, a finalist from BBC TV show The Voice.

Mr Dixon, who said the teenager was a "wonderful, bubbly, friendly young man", helped to raise £950 for the his funeral.

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