Gosport teenager pleads guilty to the murder of a Fareham man '“ and victim's family pay tributes

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to the murder of a 29-year-old man from Fareham.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 9:55 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:24 am
Michael Deary

A 17-year-old boy from Gosport, who was charged with the murder of Michael Deary in Fareham, pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court today.

Police officers launched a murder investigation after his body was found at his home at Omaha Close, on Monday, August 20, following a concern for welfare call. 

The teenager will be sentenced on January 30, 2019.

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Mr Deary's family said their son, known as Mike, had a selfless nature.

They said in a statement: '˜We still mourn the sad loss of our wonderful son Mike, who was taken from us earlier this year.

'˜He was caring, kind, talented, and his selfless nature was something everyone knew him for. Mike loved his family and he will live in our hearts forever.

'˜We as a family would like to extend our appreciation to Hampshire police who have worked tirelessly to bring this case to a conclusion, have communicated with us continuously throughout and have treated us with the utmost respect and courtesy.'

Omaha Close is a new development near Fareham College.