16-year-old school boy admits unlawful killing of teacher Ann Maguire
16-year-old school boy admits unlawful killing of teacher Ann Maguire

A teenager has admitted stabbing Leeds teacher Ann Maguire.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared via video link at Leeds Crown Court and "accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing".

He is accused of murdering the 61-year-old teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic College in April and will stand trial in November.

Prosecuting barrister Paul Greaney QC told the court that the boy didn't admit murder but said: "it did amount to an admission of manslaughter."

No formal plea was entered but defence barrister Richard Wright QC said the boy had "accepted responsibility for unlawful killing".

He will be remanded in custody until the next hearing on 26 September.

Members of Maguire's family sat in the public gallery for the 10-minute hearing.

She had worked at the Corpus Christi Catholic College for more than 40 years.