Sri Lankan stabbed in UK

- sundaytimes.lk

A teenager has admitted to killing a Sri Lankan shop worker on Merseyside, the BBC reported.

Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30,  a father of two suffered fatal stab wounds while working at Stanley News in Huyton on  November 29.

Sam Harrison, 19, of Salerno Drive, Huyton, appeared by video link at Liverpool Crown Court where he pleaded not guilty to murder, but admitted manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody until 21 May when he will face trial on the murder allegation.

Mr Wickramasingha,  from Sri Lanka and had come to the UK to support his family. He was described by friends as "a brilliant man, well-liked, very courteous and polite".

Police are also appealing for help in finding a missing mountain bike.

Police said the blue and silver GT bike "could yet be significant".

BBC

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