Teenager admits Weston-super-Mare murder

18-year-old Ryan Sheppard has admitted the murder of a man from Weston-super-Mare at Bristol Crown Court. Mark Roberts died after being assaulted as he walked home in October 2013.

18-year-old man pleads guilty to Weston murder

35-year-old Mark Roberts died after being assaulted on his way home in October 2013 Credit: Family

An teenager has appeared in court to admit murdering a man in Weston-super-Mare last year.

35-year-old Mark Roberts died in hospital in October 2013, a day after being assaulted as he walked home on the Bournville Eastate.

18-year-old Ryan Sheppard will be sentenced later for the murder of Mark Roberts Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Today Ryan Sheppard, 18, appeared at Bristol Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the murder of Mr Roberts. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Police say they hope the guilty plea brings some comfort to Mr Roberts' family.

"We do not know what life is going to be without Mark"

35-year-old Mark Roberts from Weston-super-Mare had recently become engaged Credit: Family

The parents of Mark Roberts from Weston-super-Mare, who died after being assaulted in Baildon Road at the weekend, have paid tribute to him. Lesley and Andrew Roberts say:

“Mark was our only son, loved by us, his sister Rachel, fiancée Zara and his extended family and friends. His loss has devastated us all and we do not know what life is going to be without him. It is unimaginable.

“Last year Mark found the woman he wanted to share his life with, and recently became engaged. He has been robbed of becoming a father, step-father and uncle."

A teenager has been charged with Mark's murder but the investigation into Mark’s death continues. and both the investigation team, and Mark’s family, are continuing to appeal for the community to come forward with information. Anyone who can help should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101.

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Teenager charged with murder in Weston-super-Mare

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend.

Father of two Mark Roberts, died after he was attacked on the Bournville estate in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A 17-year-old from Weston-super-Mare will appear at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Police still want people to come forward with information.

Tributes to Weston-super-Mare assault victim

A man who died after a serious assault in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend has been named as father of two, Mark Roberts.

Police have started a murder investigation after Mr Roberts was attacked on the Bournville estate in the early hours of Saturday morning. He died in hospital yesterday. Several people have now been arrested.

This video clip shows flowers laid at the scene in tribute to Mr Roberts.