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Iman St Clair admits killing Oxford cyclist Eamonn Anderson

High Street, Oxford Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack took place on the High Street in Oxford

A student has admitted killing a cyclist who was pushed off his bike during an altercation in Oxford city centre.

Eamonn Anderson, 56, came off his bicycle in the High Street on 25 October and later died in hospital.

Iman St Clair, 18, of Kestrel Crescent, Oxford, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Oxford Crown Court and will be sentenced on 4 July.

The court heard he was of good character and acted in self-defence.

St Clair acknowledged striking the fatal blow, his defence counsel said.

During the plea hearing, Judge Zoe Smith told him: "I will put you on bail but please don't be under any illusions that a custodial sentence is likely".

Senior investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, said St Clair's actions were "violent, and tragically led to the death of Mr Anderson".

"This has been an incredibly stressful time for his family, and I hope that this conviction will help them to be able start to move on from this difficult time," he added.

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