Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to murdering a hard-working committed dad outside the factory where he worked.

Kiyran Earnshaw, 18, and a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named as he is a youth, appeared in Leeds Crown Court over the death of Robert Wilson.

Mr Wilson, 53, from Birstall, was stabbed to death outside the Thornton & Ross factory in Linthwaite on January 16.

The teenagers changed their pleas in relation to the death of Robert Wilson.

Mr Wilson's colleague John Badejo was also stabbed during the same incident.

A large number of police and ambulance crews flooded the area in response to the attack.

CPR was carried out at the scene but Mr Wilson died from his injuries.

Today Earnshaw, of Field Lane, Batley, appeared in Leeds Crown Court via video link from custody in Manchester.

He pleaded guilty to murder and wounding with intent, in relation to Mr Badejo.

The youth appeared in court via video link from Wetherby Young Offender Institution last Friday afternoon.

He pleaded guilty to murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Robert Wilson Credit: Wilson family

A date for sentencing has not been set yet but a further hearing was listed for August 14.

The murder sent shockwaves around the community.

Mr Wilson was described as 'a loving and committed husband and father' who left behind a devastated wife and two stepchildren.

Flowers left at the factory Credit: Press Association