A man charged with murdering Tui travel agent Cassie Hayes at her workplace admits he killed her unlawfully, a court has heard.

The 28 year old died in hospital after being attacked at the store in Southport town centre on January 13.

Andrew Burke, 30, of Vincent Street, St Helens, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video link.

His barrister David McLachlan QC, said there would be no issue Ms Hayes was unlawfully killed by Burke but psychiatric reports are being prepared.

Judge David Aubrey QC adjourned the hearing until April 9 when Burke is expected to enter pleas.

A post-mortem examination concluded Ms Hayes, who was originally from Alnwick, Northumberland, died of shock and haemorrhaging due to a wound to the throat.

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