A hit-and-run driver today admitted mowing down a cyclist and leaving her to die in the middle of the road.
Ajay Singh, 26, was condemned for his ‘indescribable selfishness’ after his Volkswagen Polo ploughed into Vicky Myres in Timperley, Greater Manchester.
The 24-year-old was out cycling with her boyfriend’s mother at 8am on a Sunday when she was knocked to the ground.
Singh later sped off and left the young florist, from Flixton, dying at the roadside before she was pronounced dead after suffering fatal injuries.
Vicky Myres (pictured) was riding her bike when she was hit by Ajay Singh when he was driving his Volkswagen Polo
Singh was behind the wheel when he hit Miss Myres when she was out cycling wit her boyfriend’s mother
Miss Myres was a keen cyclist and had just completed the trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats with her boyfriend James (pictured together)
Following the tragedy it emerged she had just bought a house with her long-term partner James and the couple had recently completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride.
Singh was traced several hours after the crash and arrested.
Experts are now currently studying blood or urine samples taken from him to establish whether he was over the drink and drug driving limit at the time of the impact.
At Minshull Street Crown Curt, Manchester, Singh admitted causing death by dangerous driving and also failing to stop and report a road crash.
He faces a maximum 14 years in prison when he appears again in court next month but the length of his stretch is expected to be discounted due to his guilty plea.
In 2010, he had appeared before court aged 18 over an attack by a gang on a 17-year-old boy at a park in Rochdale which left the victim with bleeding on the brain.
Miss Myers and her boyfriend would usually go on bike rides together and she was riding when she was knocked over
The 24-year-old florist (pictured) was out cycling with her boyfriend’s mother at 8am on a Sunday when she was knocked to the ground
Shortly after her death it was revealed that Miss Myers had just bought a home with her boyfriend
Relatives of Miss Myres wept in the pubic gallery as prosecutor Rob Hall said: ‘At the moment the Crown doesn’t have the results of any blood toxicology in relation to samples taken.
‘He may be entering a plea without knowing the nature of the aggravating features – but I do understand though that the defendant would like to get back some credit. If he pleads it will make it difficult for the crown to put in a new charge.
‘Toxicology results are due back this week and we have to look at back calculations as well. The Crown would be able to serve everything of significance within 28 days. The defendant is likely to face a substantial term.’
Remanding Singh in custody, Judge John Potter told him: ‘You have pleaded guilty to the most indescribable selfishness which has caused significant harm to the rest of their lives to many, many people.
‘You have to understand as a consequence the court will impost custody of some length. Exactly how long will be determined by a colleague of mine on October 26.
‘It can’t be imposed today because there’s more information the CPS need to provide before the court can give an appropriate sentence.
‘On October 26 everything will be in place to receive as I say what will be a significant custodial sentence.
Singh today admitted mowing down Miss Myers and leaving her to die in the middle of the road
He will be sentenced at a later date and the judge condemned him for ‘indescribable selfishness’
‘I disqualify you immediately, the exact amount of the disqualification will be determined on October 26. There is only one outcome which is immediate custody. I will remand you until October 26.’
At the time of Miss Myres’ death, her family said: ‘Our lovely daughter Vicky Myers has been taken from us at the age of only 24, leaving her mum and dad, sister Rachael, bother Andrew, Grandad and Grandma, Sarah and Martin and especially partner, James, devastated.
‘She had everything to live for and, together with James, had brought a house last year and just completed Lands End to John O’Groats by bike – over 1,000 miles within 12 full days of cycling.
‘Her life was perfect, she lived it to the full and, together with her devoted partner James, they were planning longer and more exotic trips’.
‘She had been a vegetarian for a while and more recently had become a vegan and enjoyed working as a florist.
‘It’s easy to say your daughter is lovely but she was, both inside and out. It has left a void that we cannot see being filled, ever.’