A Harrow man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after killing a motorist with one punch in a road rage spat.
Graham Cahill, of Hawthorne Drive, was charged with murder after the incident on the northbound carriageway of the M1 near Luton, in May last year.
The 44-year-old hit 25-year-old Toby Cooke leaving him with fatal head injuries.
He appeared at the Old Bailey today to plea and will now be sentenced at Luton Crown Court on April 16.
Speaking after the plea was accepted, Detective Inspector Gary White, of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “This has been a tragic case for all concerned – a tragedy for Toby’s family and also for the family of Graham Cahill who I am sure did not leave his home that morning thinking he would harm anyone.
“Sometimes seemingly ordinary people once behind the wheel of a vehicle can and do change in character and feel the need to engage in violence. I hope that today’s result will send out a clear message to anyone who may lose their temper when driving to always think twice before they act.”