A MAN from Stretford has admitted to causing the death of a teenager from Altrincham by dangerous driving.

Connor Matthews, 22, of Portland Road, pleaded guilty to the offence at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.

He also admitted to driving other than in accordance with insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence.

On October 10, Matthews struck 18-year-old Marcus Simmons-Allen with a Volkswagen Scirocco on George Richards Way in Altrincham.

The apprentice engineer and former student at Wellington School was taken to Salford Royal Hospital, but he later died.

His family paid a tribute to him at the time, saying he had 'a lifetime of dreams' ahead of him.

Mum Paula said: "Marcus was a fab son. He was loving, caring, polite, and he would help anybody.

"He was a popular lad who left a mark with everybody who had the pleasure of meeting him.

"Marcus had a lifetime of dreams and ambitions ahead of him. He truly wanted to do something productive with his life and complete an engineering degree and follow a career in engineering.

"We now as a family, and extended family, are destroyed. Our lives are in tatters. The devastation and loss of Marcus is immeasurable and it has affected friends, their families and community."

Matthews is set to be sentenced in January.