Scum who left beaten teen to die fac­ing jail

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THUGS who bat­tered a stu­dent and left him to die in a freez­ing stream are fac­ing jail.

Un­der­grad­u­ate Daniel White­ley, 19, ( above) was on his way home from a night out when he was frog­marched into a park and kicked un­con­scious af­ter telling his at­tack­ers he had no cig­a­rettes.

The teenager was then thrown in a wa­tery ditch and left for dead.

He was suf­fer­ing from bleed­ing on the brain and hy­pother­mia when he was found a cou­ple of hours later by a pass­ing cy­clist in the Manch­ester park.

The stu­dent, from Barns­ley, re­cov­ered in the months af­ter and re­turned to univer­sity to com­plete ex­ams.

Half-broth­ers Ni­cholas Lind­say, 22, of Longsight, and Michael Brown­lie, 26, of Gor­ton, had pre­vi­ously de­nied in­volve­ment in the Fe­bru­ary 28 at­tack.

But the pair changed their pleas just be­fore the Manch­ester Crown Court trial be­gan, ad­mit­ting at­tempted murder and rob­bery.

The judge ad­journed the “very se­ri­ous” case for sen­tence un­til Septem­ber 14.

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