A MOTORIST has admitted causing the death of a great-grandfather by careless driving.

Anthony Locke was hit as he crossed Topp Way, Bolton, on October 6 2017 and died later in hospital.

At Bolton Crown Court Navnit Tailor, aged 69,of Queensgate, Bolton, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving. Members of 72-year-old Mr Locke's family were in court for the hearing.

Tailor had been driving an Audi A4 when it struck Mr Locke on the Friday evening.

Jason Pitter QC, defending, told the court that Tailor had made a "bad decision".

He added: "Mr Tailor reached a conclusion that he would be able to avoid Mr Locke once he saw him in the road. He was wrong about that."

Mr Pitter added that Tailor braked too late.

The case was adjourned until March 22 for sentencing to allow reports to be prepared.

Judge Richard Gioserano granted Tailor bail, but stressed that it was no indication of the sentence which will eventually be passed.