A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following a stabbing in Fishwick just days before Christmas.Advertisement
Hugh Cushnaghan, 64, of Montgomery Street, Irvine, entered his plea as his trial was about to begin at Preston Crown Court on Monday (May 9).
He was accused of stabbing Steven Whitney, his girlfriend’s estranged husband, in the heart.
It followed an altercation in Nimes Street, Fishwick, around 5.45am in December last year.
Mr Whitney, 50, from Winsford, Cheshire, was taken to hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Cushnaghan is due to be sentenced on Friday 27 May.