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Man Who Drove At Pedestrians In Skegness Admits Manslaughter

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  • A man who appeared at Lincoln Crown Court has admitted manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility.


Johnathan Wilson, 33, of Woodthorpe Avenue, Boston, Lincolnshire who was arrested last year charged with the murder of James “Jimmy” Britton (Pictured) has appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

The Boston man who drove at pedestrians in Skegness admitted killing James ‘Jimmy’ Britton and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Johnathan Wilson also pleaded guilty to GBH against another man but pleaded not guilty to the robbery of a van. It has now been agreed that the charge of robbery of the van will sit on file.

On the 10th November 2021, at 4.14pm emergency services attended Everingtons Lane, Skegness after reports of a collision between a Ford Transit van and two pedestrians.

Sadly, Jimmy Britton, 37, from Skegness died from his injuries in hospital on the 18th November. A 20-year-old man who was also taken to hospital suffered from serious injuries.

Johnathan Wilson left the scene which resulted in police chase along the A52. The van was stopped after a stinger was used on the A52 Wainfleet Road, in Boston.

Wilson is due to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on 19 July for sentence.


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