Teenager admits to the manslaughter of 14-year-old Reece Seagrave

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A teenager has been bailed after admitting to the manslaughter of a 14-year-old boy.

Cole Mackin, 18, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (November 13).

Reece Seagrave, a former Bulwell Academy student, collapsed in Tenbury Crescent, in Aspley, on April 20.

He was believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for treatment, but later died.

The facts of the case have yet to be opened by the prosecution but judge Gregory Dickinson QC described Reece's death as a "terrible loss of life".

Cole Mackin

At the time of the incident, Mackin, of Albury Drive, also in Aspley, was aged 17.

Mackin will be sentenced in the same court on December 19.

Judge Gregory Dickinson QC told him: "You have pleaded guilty to the extremely serious offence of manslaughter.

Reece Seagrave with wrestler Marty Scurll

"Part of the tragedy of this case is you did not intend him any serious harm at all."

The judge decided not to remand Mackin in custody, and instead granted him bail on the condition he does not contact five of Reece's family members.

He must also report to the probation service.

Addressing the issue, Judge Dickinson said: "I am not going to take your bail away today.

"Please do not take this as any indication as to the outcome."

The judge suggested Mackin will spend "considerable" time away from his family.

Flowers were left outside a house in Tenbury Crescent after Reece's death

Tributes and flowers were left in Tenbury Crescent in the days after Reece's death.

One tribute read: "RIP my brother. Gonna be missed by many. Nuff love bro, sleep tight."

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Paying tribute to Reece in May, his dad, Robert Seagrave, said: "My Reece was the most loving, loyal, brave son you could ask for. He was such a nice lad.

"I've lost my best friend in the whole world."