A MULTI-millionaire accused of killing his girlfriend after a drink and drug fuelled sex session in Kinver has pleaded guilty to gross negligence manslaughter.

John Broadhurst, 40, pleaded guilty to causing Natalie Connolly's death by failing in his duty of care as her partner by leaving her injured at the bottom of the stairs without calling the emergency services.

In a dramatic twist the trial jury were told Broadhurst admitted manslaughter and immediately returned not guilty verdicts on charges of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent.

Natalie Connolly, 26, died at their home at Kenrose Mill, Kinver in the early hours of December 18 2016.

The mother-of-one had suffered 40 different injuries and was five times over the drink drive limit when she was discovered by medics.

The court had earlier heard how the pair had took drugs and drank heavily before having 'rough sex' at their Kinver home in the hours leading up to Ms Connolly's death.

In a hearing that lasted just over 15 minutes, Mr Justice Julian Knowles paid tribute to the jury for being 'exceptionally attentive'.

Prosecutor David Mason told the jury this had been an 'extremely unusual case' and the crown accepted Broadhurst's guilty plea.

Mr Mason said: "He was grossly negligent and that was the cause of her death."

Justice Knowles told Broadhurst, who has a home in Wolverly: "All sentence options remain open. You should be prepared for a custodial sentence of some length."

Broadhurst will be sentenced on Monday December 17.