A HAKIN man has admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on a man who has since died.

Ieuan Lee Beckerleg, aged 24, attended a plea and trial preparation hearing at Swansea crown court on Monday, May 13.

Beckerleg, of Haven Drive, admitted assaulting Anthony Manche on May 28 last year.

Brian Simpson, prosecuting, said it was not appreciated until some time after the attack how badly injured the victim had been.

Mr Manche, he added, died on October 10 last year but not as a result of the injuries.

Judge Geraint Walters agreed to sentence Beckerleg on June 7 to allow time for a probation officer to prepare a report into his background.

Judge Walters said the offending crossed the custody threshold and the only question was whether the sentence could be suspended.

Beckerleg was granted bail meanwhile.