A DRUNK driver who mowed down and killed a mum-of-two before continuing his journey and seriously injuring a man, has admitted his guilt.

In a plea hearing at Bolton Crown Court Craig Mossop appeared by a video link from HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, where he has been held following the collisions in Bolton on August 23.

On the Sunday afternoon Mossop, driving a Landrover, had collided with 50-year-old nurse Susan Jackson on Chorley Street, killing her.

But instead of stopping at the scene, he continued driving, eventually coming to a halt on Chorley New Road after also hitting John Devaney, badly injuring him.

Mossop had been drinking and a breath test revealed he had 51mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal drink drive limit is 35mcg.

Mossop, of Hartington Road, Heaton, also had no licence or insurance for the vehicle.

Members of his victims' families were in court, including Mrs Jackson's husband, Graham Lockett and watched as Mossop answered "guilty" to each charge put to him - causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol and having no licence or insurance.

The Honorary Recorder of Bolton, Judge Martin Walsh decided Mossop's crimes are so serious that no pre-sentence report on him will be needed before his sentencing hearing takes place on November 13.

Colin Buckle, prosecuting, said Mrs Jackson also leaves two daughters Emma and Sophie.

"Mr Lockett has provided a victim statement. I anticipate that Mr Lockett and one, or both daughters, may wish to give their victim impact statements from the witness box before Your Honour," Mr Buckle told Judge Walsh.

Mr Devaney is also being asked whether he wishes to read out a statement to the court before Mossop is sentenced.

Mossop was remanded in custody until then and Judge Walsh made an technical interim order banning him from applying for a driving licence.

Mrs Jackson had worked for the NHS and, in a tribute following her death her husband stated: "Sue was a loving, funny, fiercely determined, compassionate and strong wife.

"She was a loving mum to her two daughters Emma and Sophie and a friend to so many.

“Sue was a nurse and had worked for the NHS for 30 years. She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues and patients.

“As a family we are heartbroken and in total shock and disbelief that Sue was taken from us like this.

"We have lost a large part of ourselves and our world."