A mother has pleaded guilty to causing the death of her 18-month-old daughter by dangerous driving.

Chidinma Anya, 45, was believed to be driving erratically at about 50mph in a 30mph zone when she crashed into a van on November 11 2015.

At the time of the collision on Kings Highway, Plumstead, she had two children, aged three years and 18 months, in the car.

Her baby daughter Eugenie Anigbo was fatally injured and the van driver, Dean Snow, was also badly hurt.

At a hearing at the Old Bailey, Anya, of Brookhill Road, Thamesmead, pleaded guilty to causing Eugenie's death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury to Mr Snow.

Defence barrister Tarquin McCalla told the court that Anya had a "history of seizures", which was a feature of the case.

He also said she was the sole carer of her three remaining children, now aged four, seven and eight years old.

Judge Michael Topolski QC ordered pre-sentence reports to be prepared before sentencing on November 9.

Anya was warned that she could be sent to prison when she is sentenced.

He warned Anya: "You do not need me to tell you how serious this is. It could not be more serious for you, I recognise that. But you must be prepared on November 9 for a custodial sentence."

The distraught defendant, who is on unconditional bail, nodded and replied: "I lost my baby."