After 20-year-old Briton Kiaran Stapleton admitted to killing Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford last year, Bidve's family released the following statement:
"We have made the journey from India to the United Kingdom because it was very important to us to hear, in person, Kiaran Stapleton's plea.
"This is the first time we have returned to the UK since Anuj was taken away from us on Boxing Day of last year, and the first time we have come face-to-face with the man charged with his murder, so clearly this is a very emotional and difficult time for us.
"We have today heard in person that Kiaran Stapleton admitted killing Anuj.
"We know there is tremendous amount of interest from the media both at home in India and here in the United Kingdom.
"As there will be a trial later this month, we cannot say anything further at this time and we would ask that the media respect both our privacy and the integrity of the court process.
"At the conclusion of the case, we will be happy to speak to the media. Thank you"