A MAN has admitted killing "loving and kind" Andrew Young following an incident in Charminster last year.

Lewis Gill, 20, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Young, who had Asperger's Syndrome, at Winchester Crown Court this afternoon.

The 40-year-old died following an altercation outside Tesco Express in Charminster Road on Saturday, November 9.

Gill, who was arrested in Croydon, wore a grey Nike sweatshirt for the plea and case management hearing, and was remanded into custody.

He will be sentenced at the same court on February 21 after a pre-sentence report is prepared.

Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, said CCTV of the incident will be shown to the court when Gill is sentenced.

His Honour Judge Guy Boney QC told Gill: "You have been wisely advised and accepted that advice [to plead guilty to manslaughter]."

The defendant gave a deep sigh before being led back into custody after the brief hearing.

Following his death, Mr Young’s mother Pamela, who lives in Holbury Close, Bournemouth, called her son “loving and clever”.

She told the Daily Echo that she had sat with her son at Southampton General Hospital when he died.

Mr Young was a former Bournemouth School pupil, and spoke a number of languages, including Arabic, Russian and Ukrainian.

He used to work for Asda at Castlepoint shopping centre after leaving university and was once a member of the naval section of the Combined Cadet Force.

Mr Young was also a member of St Edmund Campion Church in Bournemouth, attending mass every Sunday.

Pamela attended the court to see Gill accept responsibility for the death of her son.