A banned driver who injured two women and two young children when he hit their vehicle at high speed in a stolen car has been jailed for 15 months.

Liam Webster, 23, of Shetcliffe Lane, Bierley, Bradford, was at the wheel of a £15,000 VW Golf GTD on false plates that had been taken in a house burglary earlier that month.

Prosecutor Katherine Robinson told Bradford Crown Court yesterday that he was driving the stolen car on Broadstone Way, Holme Wood, Bradford, when he struck two other vehicles and a post before colliding with a VW Polo containing three women and two little girls.

The victims estimated the speed of the Golf at 60 to 70mph shortly before the crash.

Miss Robinson said the Polo was being driven perfectly properly when Webster struck it.

The children received minor cuts when they were showered with flying glass. One woman suffered a broken nose and another was detained in hospital overnight with chest injuries.

One of the victims knew Webster and he shouted “don’t call the police yet,” the court was told.

A mother who was in the VW Polo said her young daughter was now nervous of going out in the car. A second woman said she had suffered severe pain from suspected broken ribs.

Webster pleaded guilty to dishonestly handling the stolen VW Golf, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance on August 27.

He had 15 previous convictions for 49 offences, including driving matters, the court heard.

His solicitor advocate, Saf Salam, said Webster disputed the speed he was going before the crash but accepted that his driving was dangerous.

He had since apologised on social media to the women and asked if their children were all right.

Webster’s partner had given birth to a daughter while he was being held on remand. He had been in custody since September 28 during the Covid-19 lockdown in prison, Mr Salam said.

Judge Jonathan Gibson said Webster was at the wheel of a car stolen in a domestic burglary that had come into his possession two days before the crash. It was on false plates and being driven at high speed while he was disqualified from driving.

It was a serious case of dangerous driving and an immediate prison sentence was necessary.

Webster was banned from driving for 19 months and until he passes an extended test.