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Man Pleads Guilty To Caravan Park Murder
A 26-year-old man has admitting murdering a teenager at a caravan park in Porthcawl.
Conner Marshall, who was from Barry, had been out with two friends in the seaside town in March and was staying at Trecco Bay Holiday Park.
The 18-year-old spent the evening in local pubs and bars, but never returned to the caravan he was staying in for the weekend.
It’s thought they’d all come back from the night out at around 1am on March 7th and Conner was found seven hours later.
He died just a few days later in hospital.
David Braddon, from Caerphilly, appeared via video link at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday afternoon and spoke only to confirm his name and enter a guilty plea.
He’ll be remanded in custody until his sentencing on 3rd June.
Detective Chief Inspector Kath Pritchard, of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigations Team, said:
"This was a brutal attack on a teenage boy which has left his family and friends devastated by the incident, and brought shock and sadness to both the visitors of Trecco Bay and also the community of Barry.
"We would like to thank the local community for their support and patience while we investigated Conner's murder. We know incidents like this can cause a great deal of concern and anxiety. The community support has undoubtedly helped us to bring the person responsible for Conner's murder to justice."
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