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Newbury man admits killing his five-month-old son

Daniel McLaren pleads guilty to manslaughter but denies murder

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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Man denies murdering his own baby son

A NEWBURY man has admitted killing his five-month-old son.

Daniel McLaren, 30, denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at Woolwich Crown Court via video link from prison on Friday.

McLaren, of Fleetwood Close, had pleaded not guilty to murder at a previous hearing.

Baby Jack McLaren died in hospital on June 4, two days after an alleged attack.

A trial is scheduled to begin on April 10.