St Paul’s Cray man admits to killing James Harris-Durkin

PUBLISHED: 15:01 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:48 23 October 2012

James Harris-Durkin

James Harris-Durkin

Met Police

A St Paul’s Cray man has pleaded guilty to killing James Harris-Durkin, who died after leaving a Diamond Jubilee barbecue.

Liam Smith, 26, formerly of Thordon Close admitted to manslaughter at the Old Bailey earlier today (Wedensday) - but pleaded not guilty to a second charge of perverting the course of justice.

Mr Harris-Durkin was found in Court Road, Orpington at around 3am on June 3 having suffered a head injury. He died at Kings College Hospital, in south London, later the same day.

Leanne Turner, 25, also pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Both will now stand trial on November 26.

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