A Chester woman has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Lucinda Collins, 39, of Church Lane, Upton, denies causing death by dangerous driving and will stand trial on that charge next year.

Collins was charged with causing the death of Roger Dutton on August 25, 2022, while driving a BMW in Plough Lane, Christleton, by the junction of Brown Heath Road.

Following a hearing at Chester Crown Court on Monday, July 1, Collins has entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving.

A trial is due to take place the week beginning March 17, 2025, with the trial estimated to last four days.

Collins was handed an interim driving ban and granted unconditional bail until the next hearing.

Mr Dutton, from Holywell, was previously said in a family tribute to have been "a true gentleman" who left behind Dale, his wife of 46 years, son Joel, daughter Olivia and sister Judy.​

The family added: "Roger was at the heart of everything he did and was an inspiration to all who knew him.​"