Man admits to killing 'dearly loved' grandfather at a house in Wrexham

Mr Saffy had been described as the "centre of family life" by relatives Credit: North Wales Police / Family photo

A man has today admitted the manslaughter of a grandfather at a house in Cristionydd, Penycae, Wrexham.

Luke Williams, 24, of Trem y Gardden, Penycae, appeared on a video link from custody at Mold crown court, accused of killing Karl Saffy.

The 57 year old from Ruabon, was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital following an incident on 23 August, but later died.

Judge Rhys Rowlands remanded him in custody until sentencing on January 7.

He said there would be an “inevitable” prison sentence but his guilty plea was important.

Mold Crown Court Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mr Saffy had trauma to a major artery in the neck, the opening of an inquest heard.

Relatives have previously described Mr Saffy as, “a dearly loved husband, father, brother and taid who will be sadly missed by many.

“He was the centre of family life and was taken from us far too soon."