Driver faces prison after admitting to hit-and-run during police chase

The 26-year-old swerved between two lanes of traffic in south London before striking student Anisha Vidal-Garner

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Student Anisha Vidal-Garner had stepped off the pavement when she was struck by Quincy Anyiam Credit: Essex Live/BPM Media

A 26-year-old man has admitted killing a university student in a hit-and-run crash after failing to stop for police.

Quincy Anyiam hit philosophy and Spanish undergraduate Anisha Vidal-Garner on Feb 19 in Brixton, south London. The 20-year-old had stepped off the pavement and was struck by Anyiam's black Mercedes Benz C215 and thrown into the air.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The court heard police officers in an unmarked van in Brixton Hill had spotted Anyiam doing 56mph in a 30mph zone at around 9.45pm and pursued him, activating their blue lights.

Anyiam did not stop and instead swerved between two lanes of traffic and raced through a red light before hitting the first-year student at 62mph.

Anyiam fled the scene and dumped the damaged car in the nearby Arlingford Road, where it was later found by officers later.

On Feb 21 he surrendered himself into police custody and was remanded at HMP High Down.

Appearing on a video link from the prison at the Old Bailey, Anyiam, from Oxted, Surrey, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, and failing to stop after an accident.

Judge Anuja Dhir, QC, said she wanted reports to be prepared ahead of a sentencing hearing on May 5.

Ms Vidal-Garner's heartbroken family had said their loved one had a "constant sweet smile and happy nature" in a note attached to flowers left at the scene.