A MAN accused of stabbing his stepfather to death is “unlikely” to dispute the fact that he killed him, a court heard.

Alistair Throup, 47, of Oakland Street, Silsden, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today charged with the murder of Philip Slater. Police were called to a “disturbance” at an address in Oakland Street shortly after 8.15am on Friday.

Mr Slater, 73, suffered fatal stab injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutor Stephen Wood said: “It is unlikely there will be an issue the defendant committed the act. The issue, if it is to be an issue, will be the defendant’s mental health at the time.”

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, remanded Throup in custody and adjourned the case until November 10 to allow for the preparation of psychiatric reports.