A 60-year-old man has been jailed for nine years after killing the man he had been drinking with in Weybridge on a day in January earlier this year.

Ralph Carter was found guilty of the manslaughter of 52-year-old Glen Hopgood at an address in Old Palace Road in the early hours of January 8.

His trial took place at Isleworth Crown Court, which heard how the two men had been socialising and drinking together during the day prior to Glen's death.

At 00:25am on January 8, police said they "received a 999 call from Carter’s mobile phone reporting that he had killed someone."

During the trial, Carter admitted killing Glen, saying he had been acting in self defence.

"Carter claimed Mr Hopgood had attacked him and that he was only acting in self-defence," a spokesperson for Surrey Police recounted following the guilty verdict.

Detective Chief Inspector Charlotte Rimmer from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who investigated the incident, offered her thoughts at the conclusion of the trial.

"Our thoughts remain with (the family of) Mr Hopgood at this time, who have been left devastated by his death," she said.

"I hope the prison sentence given to Carter today will bring them some form of closure and allow them to begin to move on with their lives.

"I would like to thank all those who gave evidence, as well as the investigating team, whose contribution ensured that Carter has been brought to justice for Mr Hopgood’s death," DCI Rimmer added.