Derby

Derby hostel murder accused pleads guilty

Leslie Salmon Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Leslie Salmon died of his injuries in hospital, police said

A 60-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a man at a hostel in Derby.

Martin McDermott admitted murdering Leslie Salmon, when he appeared in court earlier.

Mr Salmon, aged 44, was found injured in Burdett Lodge, Bass Street, early on 6 August and died later in hospital.

McDermott, of Bass Street, appeared via video link at Nottingham Crown Court, where he is due to be sentenced on 12 February.

Image caption The building on Bass Street was cordoned off by police and forensic teams on the day it happened

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