A motorcycle rider who smashed into a BMW will face a crown court judge next month.

Liam Phillips was riding a stolen KTM motorcycle when he crashed into the car on Headlands Grove, Pinehurst, on Sunday, August 2.

The 20-year-old, of Filton Road, Bristol, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, handling stolen goods, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear before Swindon Crown Court on September 4 for sentence.

It is not the first time Phillips has been in trouble with the law.

In 2019, he was branded “staggeringly stupid” by a judge for ploughing a Citroen Berlingo into two mopeds being ridden by teenagers without helmets.

The court heard Phillips, then 19, had steered across Dorcan Way after seeing the two bikes pulling out the Esso garage at around 6pm on March 29, 2018.

The machine ridden by the 16-year-old was hit first, sending it falling into the other bike being ridden by two youngsters. The victim, who did not own the moped, was trapped and left with blood pouring from his mouth. Surgeons in Bristol operated on his ruptured throat.

Phillips admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Jailing him for two years and seven months and banning him from driving for three years, Judge Robert Pawson said: "You did something staggeringly stupid: you took the law into your own hands. At the time you had taken diazepam so you have got no memory really.”