AN elderly man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his 83-year-old wife.

Elizabeth Richings, of Bournemouth, died at an address off Wick Lane in the Southbourne area on Saturday June 3.

Grenville Richings entered his plea to the charge of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility during a hearing at Winchester Crown Court.

The 83-year-old, who was treated in hospital following the fatal incident, appeared by video link from his home for the court hearing.

Judge Angela Morris adjourned the case for sentencing on December 12.

She said: “Mr Richings will remain on conditional bail on the same terms as before.”