A Neston man has admitted killing two North Wales women in a collision on the A5117 near Ellesmere Port through dangerous driving.

Benjamin Lewis, 30, of West Vale, had previously entered guilty pleas at Chester Crown Court in October 2023 to death by careless driving, but had denied charges of death by dangerous driving.

Lewis was charged over the fatal collision which happened on November 25, 2021 on the A5117 at Dunkirk, near to the junction with the M56 motorway.

Best friends Ellie Crossley, from Holywell, and Rebecca Doughty, from Connah's Quay, both 20, sadly died in the collision after they were hit by Lewis in his BMW.

The prosecution had not accepted the defendant's guilty pleas to the lesser charge and a five-day trial was listed for September 23.

But at a pre-trial review hearing at Chester Crown Court on Friday, February 9, Lewis changed his pleas to guilty to the more serious charge.

The case was adjourned for reports to be prepared for the defendant and Lewis is to be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on April 29 before Judge Simon Berkson.

Lewis was handed unconditional bail until that date.