A SON has admitted killing his elderly mother.

Matthew Corry, 46, appeared before a judge at Bristol Crown Court to plead guilty to the manslaughter of Beatrice Corry, 84.

He had previously denied his mother’s murder.

Mrs Corry, 84, died on January 6, after an incident in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Officers were called to a property on the High Street where Mrs Corry was found with head injuries.

She later died as a result of these injuries.

Corry, of The High Street, Chipping Campden, appeared via videolink from custody and spoke only to confirm his name and enter his plea.

Anna Vigars KC, prosecuting, said the plea was acceptable to the Crown.

Judge Peter Blair KC, The Recorder of Bristol, said two psychiatrists had already prepared reports on Corry and the court would be considering imposing hospital orders with restrictions when he is sentenced.

Corry was remanded into custody to be sentenced next week on Monday, July 10.

The judge told him: “Matthew Corry you will need to cooperate with arrangements for you to be transported to Bristol Crown Court next Monday.

“In terms of your remand status you will continue to be remanded into custody, albeit you have been transferred to hospital where you currently are.”

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Beatrice Corry was described in a tribute as an incredible ladyBeatrice Corry was described in a tribute as an incredible lady (Image: SWNS)

A previous hearing heard Corry - a former Eton College master- had been living with his mother in her apartment within a converted grammar school at the time of her death.

The victim had also previously lived in an apartment The Styles in Berkshire that was a former home of crime writer Agatha Christie.

Mrs Corry, a retired teacher and volunteer, was part of the University of the Third Age and was an award winning volunteer at the Campden Home Nursing charity shop.

Paying tribute at the time of her death, CEO Helen Makaritis said: "Beatrice was an incredible lady, she had so much energy and would regularly have completed a 5 mile walk before her shift in the shop.

"Described as a 'force of nature' by the shop team, she was always positive and never afraid to voice her opinion, a very intelligent lady who was knowledgeable about so many things. Never without a scarf or a twinkle in her eye, she was loved by us all.

“We are lucky to have many funny anecdotes and stories in our memory banks and she will be remembered with great affection. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family, especially her grandchildren, of whom she talked of often and with immense pride.”

Corry worked at Eton until 2008 and had been teaching biology at fee-paying Godolphin and Latymer, in West London, until April 2020.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The scene in Chipping Campden earlier this yearThe scene in Chipping Campden earlier this year (Image: SWNS)