A MAN has pleaded guilty to causing the crash that left a little boy with serious injuries.

Harry Summersgill, of Whitehouse Croft, in Long Newton, Stockton, entered his plea when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court for a short hearing today.

The 24-year-old has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in connection with a crash involving a white Mercedes Benz and two cyclists on Yarm Road in Eaglescliffe at 7.15am on Sunday, February 28.

A six-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in the incident and the judge requested an update on his condition ahead of sentencing in May.

Judge Stephen Ashurst adjourned the case for eight weeks to enable time for medical reports to compiled for the defendant.

He said: "The fact you have pleaded guilty to this offence will be taken into account when you are sentenced."

Summersgill will appear at the same court on May 27 for sentence.