Teen who knifed pal over 100 times in frenzied murder on night out before both were reported missing faces life in jail

A TEEN boy today admitted stabbing his friend more than 100 times in a gruesome knife attack after a night out.

Marc Williams, 18, had been out with Lewis Ashdown, 20, in Uckfield, East Sussex, in May but neither returned home.

Police later confirmed Ashdown had been found safe as the search for Marc continued.

His body was later found in woodland around three miles away from where he was last seen.

Williams today admitted murdering his friend between May 28 to May 31.

He was told he faces a life sentence when he appears for a hearing at Lewes Crown Court next month.

Marc had phoned his family at 11.30pm on May 29 to say he was on his way home but never returned.

Meanwhile, Ashdown was seen in Crowborough around 11am the following day before being arrested.

He was charged with murder after police discovered Marc's body in woodland in Heron's Ghyll on June 2.

Post mortem examinations are still being carried out on his body but he is understood to have been knifed 100 times during the brutal attack.

His heartbroken family paid tribute to the teen, saying: "Marc touched the hearts of so many people, and made their lives brighter with his loving, caring and thoughtful actions.

“We are feeling his loss every second and that will never change. Our hearts are broken.

“Rest peacefully, our cheeky boy. With so much love from Mum, Dad and your whole family.”

Ashdown, who also admitted having an offensive weapon, will be sentenced next month.

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