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Man pleads guilty to park murder

Louise Evans
Ms Evans died from multiple injuries

A teenager has pleaded guilty to the murder of an 18-year-old woman in a Lancashire park.

Matthew Maw, 19, of Elizabeth Street, Burnley, admitted killing Louise Evans ahead of his trial at Preston Crown Court on Monday.

Miss Evans suffered knife injuries and head wounds during an attack in Towneley Park, Burnley, on 21 July.

A second defendant, Anthony Wood, 21, also of Elizabeth Street, denies murder and will go on trial on Tuesday.

Both men were remanded in custody and Maw will be sentenced at a later date.

Police were called to the park in the early hours of 21 July by the ambulance service.

Attempts were made to resuscitate Ms Evans but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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