A mentally ill man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother’s boyfriend.

Nicholas Jones, 34, from Croydon, was accused over the death of 45-year-old Paul McCarroll, on November 20 last year.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service after Mr McCarroll was stabbed at the family home in Oaks Road in Kenley, Croydon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 7pm.

On Monday, Jones denied murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Prosecutor Charlotte Newell QC said the Crown accepted the plea in light of two psychiatric reports.

She said the reports both supported a partial defence of diminished responsibility.

Jones entered his plea by video link to the Old Bailey.

Sentencing was adjourned until September 27 pending a further report.