A knifeman is facing life in jail after admitting murdering a Midland teenager said to have been drug dealing for Birmingham gang lead, 17, died in hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach in Cheltenham on October 2 last year.
His mother, Emma Green, bravely ltenham, admitted mu on Tuesday.
He changed his plea on the day his trial was due to begin.
After the hearing, Det Chief Insp Ruth Mather, of Gloucestershire Police, said Camran was based at Sharpe’s girlfriend’s house dealing crack cocaine and heroin for Birmingham gang leaders.
She said: “Drug gangs from big cities have been using vulnerable young men on a frequent basis as drug runners in smaller towns to do their dirty work for them.
“Camran was being used in this way – basing himself at Sharpe’s girlfriend’s address to deal crack cocaine and heroin for gang leaders in Birmingham.
“Tragically Camran had his life taken as a result of that work.
“Camran’s family have been devastated by Sharpe’s cowardly actions and I hope today’s guilty plea will provide some comfort for them.”
Sharpe was due to be sentenced on Tuesday afternoon.
Speaking after her son’s murder, Ms Green told the Gloucestershire Echo: “People need to understand what a knife does to you – not just the person who’s stabbed but the people around them.
“Using a knife doesn’t resolve anything, it just means you’ll get caught and go to prison.
“And as a mother it’s the worst thing possible to be told your son’s been killed by a knife.”
And in a previous tribute to Camran, she said: “Everybody loved him.