A man who was charged with attempted murder after he deliberately crashed a car into a garden wall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge when he appeared in court.

Anthony Tye pleaded guilty to two charges of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent after driving a Mercedes into a house in Stockton in August last year.

The 35-year-old also admitted charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault on an emergency worker, assault by beating, theft, and criminal damage, when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.

The Northern Echo: Police and firefighters working at the scenePolice and firefighters working at the scene (Image: TERRY BLACKBURN)

Tye, of Ridsdale Avenue, Stockton, was charged in connection with an incident on Tithe Barn Road, in the Hardwick area of Stockton, where a white Mercedes-Benz crashed through a garden wall, on August 23.

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Nick Dry, prosecuting, told the court that the Crown Prosecution Service would offer no evidence in relation to the two attempted murder charges after accepting the guilty pleas to the lesser charge.

The Northern Echo: The badly damaged MercedesThe badly damaged Mercedes (Image: TERRY BLACKBURN)

Judge James Adkin remanded the defendant in custody until his sentencing hearing on March 15.

Pictures taken at the scene showed the extensive damage which had been caused to the front of the house.

And the North East Ambulance Service confirmed that they did treat one person at the scene.