Teen admits killing best friend by torching car he slept in

A teenager has admitted the manslaughter of his best friend after torching the car he slept in after a music festival in Leicestershire.

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Police: 'Two lives torn apart by events that night'

Leicestershire Police has issued the following comment after 18-year-old Jack Buckley admitted the manslaughter of his best friend Ryan Morrell, whose car was torched after a music festival in July.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hewson, who led the investigation said:

“The consequences in this horrific incident are that a person has lost his life.

“Two families have been torn apart by the events that night - not just the family of Ryan, who have to face life without him, but also the family of Buckley.

“I hope today’s plea will go some way to helping Ryan’s family to move forward and start to rebuild their lives.”

Teen admits killing best friend after torching his car

18-year-old Ryan Morrell from Melton Mowbray died in July 2013 Credit: Leicestershire Police

A teenager has admitted killing one of his best friends after setting fire to a car in which he was sleeping.

The body of Ryan Morrell, who was 18, and from Melton Mowbray, was found inside the burnt out vehicle in the village of Frisby-on-the-Wreake by firefighters in July last year.

The scene where the burnt-out car was found Credit: ITV News Central

The teenager had earlier attended the Fristock Music Festival with friends.

Jack Buckley today admitted the manslaughter of his best friend Ryan Morrell Credit: Leicestershire Police

Jack Buckley, who is 18 and also from Melton Mowbray, admitted manslaughter at Lincoln Crown Court today.

He is due to be sentenced later this month.

Police presence in Frisby on the Wreake Credit: ITV News Central

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