1. ITV Report

Driver who left mum and baby inside car after crashing admits to dangerous driving

A motorist crashed and left his girlfriend and baby in the wreckage Credit: BPM Media

A driver who crashed during a police chase and then left his girlfriend and their baby in the wreckage has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

25-year-old Liam Swinfield was involved in the collision which happened on Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, on January 12 2019.

Swinfield made his way to a canal in a bid to escape but was chased down and arrested.

The mother and 18-month-old child were taken to hospital but sustained no injuries.

Swinfield appeared at Derby Crown Court via video link and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop following an accident and to driving without insurance or a valid licence.

Swinfield made his way to a canal in a bid to escape police. Credit: BPM Media

Defence Barrister Dan Church told a judge:

He wishes the court to hear a number of things about him before he is sentenced. There are mental health issues and I would ask for an adjournment so that I can see him face-to-face so full mitigation can be taken. He has currently been recalled on licence for an offence of conspiracy to defraud and that sentence expires on November 6 of this year. He knows that immediate custody is almost inevitable.

– Dan Church, Defence Barrister

Liam Swinfield is due to be sentenced on February 25.