January 21, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea stabbing: Man, 21, admits killing Joseph Pearce

A Bristol person has admitted killing a man who died from a single stab wound at a house in Burnham-On-Sea last July.

During a court appearance, Dominic Lacey pleaded guilty to manslaughter. It follows the more serious charge of murder being dropped by the prosecution at Exeter Crown Court.

21 year-old Lacey, of Newham Place in Patchway, has admitted the manslaughter of Joseph Pearce, 40, who first reported here was found dead at Churchill Close in Burnham-On-Sea on July 10th.

A second man, James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill Close in Burnham-On-Sea, denies assisting an offender. He was not in court and his case is due to dealt with at a later date on January 31st.

Police and an ambulance paramedic discovered the body of Jospeh Pearce after being called to a disturbance at Hobbs's home just before midnight.

Lacey's sentencing will be held on February 15th, 2018 so that it can take place after Hobbs's trial.


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube