Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of neighbour

Issued on 4/8/17 at 12:38 p.m.

A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after killing his neighbour at an address in Cosby this year.

Peter Bunyan, 53, of Brooklands Road, Cosby pleaded guilty at a hearing at Derby Crown Court today (Friday 4 August 2017).

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Police were called on the morning of Thursday 23 February to a report from a neighbour who was witnessing Bunyan kicking down Brian Robson’s front door.

Officers arrived at the address to find Brian seriously injured in the hall. Attempts were made to revive him but he died at the scene. Bunyan had returned to his house next door and was arrested from that address.

A post mortem examination later confirmed that 84-year-old Brian died from head injuries.

Detective Inspector Chris Barratt, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Bunyan’s actions on that tragic day led to the death of a very much loved family man and devastated a family.

“I would like to offer my condolences to the family and thank them for their co-operation and understanding throughout our investigation and subsequent court proceedings.”

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