A MAN has admitted the murder of a dad who was stabbed yards from his childhood home.

Kirpal Sanghera, 39, was discovered with knife wounds at the junction of Union Road and Radcliffe Road in Southampton in September.

Adam Abdallah, 42, of Derby Road, Southampton, pleaded guilty to his murder at a hearing at Winchester Crown Court today.

He is due to be sentenced on November 30.

Mr Sanghera died in hospital after being attacked late on September 18.

The father-of-two was known locally as ‘Budd’.

Mr Sanghera’s youngest brother, Sonie, described him as his “best friend”.

He told the Daily Echo last month: “We were together all of the time.

“He will be sorely missed.”

Sister Jagpal Dosanjh, also paid tribute to Mr Sanghera, known to the family as ‘Pal’.

She said: “He was my favourite brother. He was like a father figure to me.

“He had a heart of gold and he was my idol.

“He was the best brother you could get. He was loving, caring and always there.”

Mr Sanghera was born and raised in Southampton, growing up on Radcliffe Road.

He attended St Mary’s Primary School before moving to Bellemoor Secondary School - now Upper Shirley High School - and later City College.