A MAN has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his elderly parents at their Somerset home.

At a hearing at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday, James Richardson, 33, of no fixed address, admitted trying to kill his mother and father Janet and George Richardson.

The couple, who are in their 60s, were found seriously injured at a property in Yatton, Somerset, on April 10 and taken to hospital.

Richardson also admitted assaulting a police officer the day after the incident on April 11.

He denied breaching a restraining order that was put in place by Bristol Magistrates’ Court in July 2020 preventing him from contacting his parents or visiting their home address.

Judge Julian Lambert told Richardson, who attended the hearing via video link from a hospital, he would be sentenced at the same court on Monday November 22.

Rachel Drake, prosecuting, and Harry Ahuja, for the defence, said a number of psychiatric reports would be produced at the hearing.