An unemployed man has admitted stabbing a Liverpool football fan to death in a London bar.
Alex Jarmay, 26, from Bromborough, Wirral staggered out of the Bar Uno, in Camden, before collapsing after what appears to be a random attack in February.
He had travelled to the capital with his brother Luke and friends to watch the Reds play Cardiff in the Carling Cup Final, which Liverpool won the next day.
Paul Beck, 29, of, Kentish Town, north London, pleaded guilty to murder at the Old Bailey.
His brother Damien, 24, of the same address, pleaded guilty to wounding Luke Jarmay. His plea of not guilty to murder was accepted.
Outside court, Detective Inspector Mark Lawson said: "We have watched CCTV and this appears to have been a random attack.
"They did nothing to provoke this attack. The friends had gone out for a quiet night out before the match. They were not looking for trouble. We just don't know what happened. The worst thing is that it could have been anyone."
Police have arrested four people after a man died at a house in Oldham. Shortly after 12.15am this morning, police were called to reports a man had been stabbed in the chest at a house on Coleridge Road.
– Detective Superintendent Alex Millett
This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life. “We are now in the early stages of a detailed investigation and we are determined to establish exactly what happened. “It is understandable that people are concerned about what has happened, but I want to reassure the community that we have already made a number of arrests and the investigation is progressing. “We have extra officers in the area so, if you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”
Three men aged 57, 39, and 32 and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.
A post mortem examination will take place later today.
A teenage boy was stabbed in the back and his friend robbed in Clayton. The 17-year-old escaped with a small knife wound after he was attacked on Iredine Street at about 5.45pm on 31 October.
He and two friends were on their way to the shops on Ashton New Road when they were confronted by two men. The two men followed them and then snatched one of the boy's mobile phone. One of the offenders then stabbed the 17-year-old boy with a knife, before running off.
The boy was treated in hospital for his injuries.