Pair admit murdering gay barman

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Two men have pleaded guilty to murdering a gay barman on Clapham Common.

Unemployed Thomas Pickford, 25, and decorator Scott Walker, 33, both of no fixed address admitted killing Jody Dobrowski in October 2005 after earlier denying the charge.

Mr Dobrowski, 24, assistant manager at Bar Risa Jongleurs, in Camden, was found unconscious in south London last year and died in hospital with head, neck and facial injuries.

Police at the time were tying to find links between the murder and homophobic attacks in the area known for cruising.

The pair will return for sentencing on June 16 2006, and could face a minimum of 30 years imprisonment.