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Liverpool man pleads guilty to manslaughter of Emma Burns

Emma Burns
Image caption Emma Burns was assaulted twice, once at Lime Street station then again at a house in Tuebrook

A 34-year-old Liverpool man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a woman who died of head injuries.

Emma Burns, 31, died in hospital on 2 November, four days after two separate assaults at Lime Street station and a house in Portrush Street, Tuebrook.

James Donohue admitted manslaughter before his trial for murder at Liverpool Crown Court. The prosecution accepted the plea.

Donohue, from Walton, is due to be sentenced on 28 May.

Ms Burns was seen leaving a bar on Wood Street in the city centre with a group of men at about 04:00 BST on 29 October.

Police said she was assaulted at Lime Street train station soon afterwards, and attacked again at the house in Tuebrook.

Officers were called to Portrush Street at about 06:20 BST after receiving a report of an alleged domestic incident.

Police said Ms Burns refused any assistance from the emergency services at that time.

She subsequently attended hospital and underwent treatment for a suspected bleed on the brain but died four days later.

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