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Cornwall man admits killing woman, 81

Lesley Davies Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Lesley Davies, 81, suffered head injuries in the attack on 19 July

A man has admitted killing an 81-year-old woman who died weeks after she was attacked in a street.

Lesley Davies suffered head injuries in the attack in her home town of Par, Cornwall, on 19 July and died in hospital on 4 August.

Brian Downie, aged 69, from Par, was charged with murder but the prosecution at Truro Crown Court accepted a plea of manslaughter after reading a medical report.

He will be sentenced on 5 April.

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