A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed a grandmother in Bradford city centre has been told he faces a long prison sentence next month.

Banned driver Imran Khan was at the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra when it hit 79-year-old grandmother Rita Turner, from Idle, on Drewton Road between Westgate and Manningham Lane, at 2.40pm on May 23 last year.

Mrs Turner, a grandmother and mother of two sons, died at the scene from her injuries and the usually busy road between Westgate and Manningham Lane was cordoned off for several hours.

Police launched a hunt for the car, using footage from Bradford's "ring of steel" CCTV system, and appealed for witnesses to help them in their search.

The vehicle was eventually found in Manningham and subjected to forensic testing. It had suffered extensive damage to the windscreen and front end.

Khan, 21, who was uninsured, failed to stop at the scene of the collision and, at an earlier hearing, he and a co-accused admitted a charge of perverting the course of justice by concealing the Astra and throwing away the keys.

Khan, of Kensington Street, Bradford, had been due to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court, but today he formally entered a guilty plea to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

At a previous hearing he had also admitted the related charges of driving while disqualified, having no insurance and failing to stop after an accident.

Khan is currently remanded in custody and his barrister, Abdul Iqbal, submitted that his sentence hearing should be adjourned for reports to be prepared on his client.

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC stressed that a significant custodial sentence was inevitable in Khan's case, but he agreed to adjourn the sentence hearing until July 17.

"I remand you in custody," he told Khan.

"I order the reports required but you know that prison and only prison follows for these offences. No exceptions."