A 16-year-old boy who hit a cyclist with a plank has admitted manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court.

Michael Harrison, a 21-year-old post room worker from Waterloo in Merseyside, was attacked by a gang of bike thieves when riding through Netherton in July, 2007. He died five days later.

Two teenagers both denied murder but the 16-year-old admitted manslaughter. He was remanded in custody for sentencing. A 15-year-old boy was remanded on bail.