A BMW driver has admitted driving dangerously after his car smashed into the a Westhoughton bungalow, injuring a 92-year-old woman inside the property.

Appearing at Bolton Crown Court via a video link from Forest Bank prison, Michael Vose pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, although he denied causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Vose, aged 39, of Mount Pleasant Avenue, St Helens, also admitted criminal damage to the property, causing actual bodily harm to another woman and damaging her wardrobe and wall.

Pensioner Edna Kerns suffered leg injuries and was taken to hospital after the BMW smashed through a metal fence and into the rear wall of her bungalow on White Horse Grove at 5.15am on November 28 last year.

The property backs onto Bolton Road, which had to be sealed off for a time while police carried out their investigation.

Vose was arrested after allegedly being spotted wandering in the middle of the road among traffic.

The case was adjourned until March 14 for a further hearing to allow details of the pensioner's injuries to be established and Nicola Gatto, defending, stressed that no trial will have to take place.

Judge Tom Gilbart remanded Vose in custody and told him: "You are going to be sentenced for those offences which you have admitted but the sentence will be adjourned until the court knows the full extent to of the offences for which you are to be sentenced."