A MAN has been told that custody is “inevitable” after admitting his role in a fatal crash in Bradford city centre last year.
Kathleen Farman died after being hit by a car where Hall Ings meets Leeds Road, outside The Broadway shopping centre, on September 20.

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Liaquat Ali, 30, had been due to stand trial in May, but pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday.
Mrs Farman, 54, was struck by a white VW Golf being driven by Ali on a section of road outside the Debenhams store just before 2pm on the day of the incident.
Police and paramedics were called and, despite receiving emergency treatment, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ali, of Thryberg Street, Barkerend, Bradford, had previously appeared in court in November and December last year but had not formally entered a plea as all parties in the case had been waiting for the production of a collision report.
Andrew Dallas, for Ali, asked for sentencing to be adjourned to allow for the preparation of a psychiatric report related to his client’s “mental state” at the time of the crash.
He said the defence also wanted more time to gather other medical evidence on Ali, whom the court was told had just been released from hospital after a six-day stay for a tonsillectomy, that might assist his mitigation.
“We accept that a custodial sentence will follow,” said Mr Dallas, confirming that he did not seek any form of pre-sentence report from the probation service.
In response, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, replied: “Custody is inevitable.”
He added: “As you all understand, the first and most important step has been taken, a plea of guilty.
“Those who are most closely involved in this tragedy now know there won’t have to be a trial.
“It is a very serious matter, and needs to be looked at in a proportionate way.”
Imposing an interim driving ban, Judge Durham Hall granted Ali conditional bail ahead of his sentencing at the same court on Wednesday, March 14.
Confirming he would be the sentencing judge, he said: “It will have to be me because of the nature and gravity of the case.”
Addressing Ali, he said: “Thank you Mr Ali, you have bail.
“But come prepared and be on time on the 14th of May.”
Following the death of Mrs Farman, who was described as being from the BD3 area of the city, family members and well-wishers left floral tributes at the scene of the crash.
People also left a host of messages in an online condolence book on the Telegraph & Argus website, with one describing her as a “beautiful lady with a heart of gold”.