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Peter Beale Rochester Bridge death: Manslaughter guilty plea

High Street bridge, Rochester Image copyright Google
Image caption Peter Beale's body was found on the Rochester side of the High Street bridge

A man has admitted killing a 39-year-old whose body was found with a stab wound near a Kent bridge.

The body of Peter Beale, from Sittingbourne, was discovered near Rochester Bridge on 18 September 2018.

Levi Webb, 23, from Northfleet, was cleared of murder following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court in April.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a charge of manslaughter but Webb has now pleaded guilty to the charge ahead of a retrial.

He is due to be sentenced in January.

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