A teenager from Bromley, who killed a woman whilst she was walking on a footpath in Abbey Wood, has been convicted of causing death by careless driving.

Michael Philbert, of Constable Mews, was unlicensed and uninsured when he hit 64-year-old pedestrian Brenda Croke in a black Range Rover before fleeing the scene in June last year.

On Wednesday (August 5) 18-year-old Philbert pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court where he will be sentenced next month.

Philbert fatally injured Ms Croke whilst she was walking with a male companion in Eynsham Drive at the junction with Finchale Road at around 11am on June 19.

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Brenda Croke from Abbey Wood.

Ms Croke, of Grovebury Road, Abbey Wood, died from her injuries whilst Philbert sped away from the site of the collision.

Metropolitan Police officers, London Ambulance Service paramedics and London's Air Ambulance attended but Ms Croke  was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary on June 23 gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Five days later Philbert, then just 17-years-old, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit launched an investigation which forensically linked Philbert to the car involved in the fatal collision.

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A forensic examination tent at the site of the crash in Abbey Wood.

Detective Sergeant Richard Budd from the Road and Transport Policing Command paid tribute to the victim's family and the many witnesses who helped secure Philbert's conviction.

He said: "Philbert was unlicensed, untrained and uninsured when he drove a car and killed a pedestrian on a footpath. He was driving at speed and rather than attempt to help the woman he drove into, he fled the scene.

"His callous actions have had a devastating affect on the victim's family. I can only hope that today's verdict will go some way to helping them move on from this harrowing case."