The killer of student William Lound has admitted to his murder.

The body of William Lound, 30, was found, with multiple stab wounds in what is now a suspected homophobic / transphobic attack in his university halls in February.

Mr. Lound who described himself as male on his Facebook profile, was apparently known to wear women’s clothes.

Police confirmed that they are treating his murder as a “transphobic hate crime”.

The Liverpool Echo reports Lee Arnold, 37, of no fixed abode, admitted to killing Mr. Lound via videolink at Manchester Crown Court and apologised to Mr. Lound’s family for the “pain and suffering” he caused.

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Mr. Lound, from Southport was a first year IT student in Salford, his family said that he was,

“Very kind, thoughtful and very caring young man.”

“His sense of fun, very interesting character and great sense of humour culminated in him being a very charismatic individual, so well-liked and respected by so many.”

Arnold is due to be sentenced in August.