Teenager Matthew Selby, 19, admits killing younger sister Amanda Selby, 15, at Abergele holiday park

Amanda Selby's family described her as "a loving daughter and granddaughter" Credit: Family photo

A teenager has admitted killing his 15-year-old sister at a holiday park last summer.

Matthew Selby, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his younger sister Amanda at Mold Crown Court on Monday.

Police were called to reports of a "domestic disturbance" at the Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, near Abergele, North Wales, on Saturday July 31 last year.

Selby, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had been due to stand trial for her murder later this month - a charge he had denied.

He appeared via videolink from HMP Berwyn for the brief hearing.

Matthew Selby had previously pleaded guilty at Mold Crown Court to the manslaughter of his sister Amanda, 15. Credit: Daily Post Wales

Ian Unsworth QC, prosecuting, said the Crown accepted the plea to manslaughter, based on close analysis of psychiatric reports.

Judge Rhys Rowlands said: "I too have read the reports from both psychiatrists and plainly I understand the decision taken by the Crown."

Gordon Cole QC, defending, said Selby would be seen again by a psychiatrist before his sentencing.

Judge Rowlands adjourned the case for sentencing on March 18.

Court artist's sketch of Matthew Selby from a previous hearing. Credit: PA Images

'Amanda was a loving daughter and granddaughter'

Following her death, Amanda's family released a statement through North Wales Police which said: "Amanda was a loving daughter and granddaughter - she was caring, thoughtful, liked to help others and very much loved. She will be very sadly missed."

Her school, Droylsden Academy in Greater Manchester, also paid tribute to her, with a message on its website reading: "Our school family is devastated by this awful news. Amanda was a lovely student and she will be sorely missed by students and staff."