Michael John White pleads guilty to manslaughter of Whitby man

A man has admitted manslaughter following the death of a man in Whitby last year.

By Sarah Fitton
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 4:58 pm

Michael John White, 40, of Coach Road, Sleights, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Kirk William Harland.

Mr Harland, 46, was found with serious head injuries at the bottom of a staircase of a flat on the Esplanade, Whitby, on September 29 last year.

He was taken to hospital, where he remained in a critical condition before dying two weeks later.

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Leeds Crown Court. Picture: JPI Media

White is expected to appear before Leeds Crown Court at a later date for sentencing.