A 26-year-old man admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a car crashed into tents at a Snowdonia campsite.

Jake Waterhouse, of Hazel Walk, Partington, Manchester, left Anna Roselyn Evans fighting for her life in hospital.

He appeared in custody before magistrates at Llandudno after hitting tents at the Rhyd y Galen site near Caernarfon early on Monday.

Prosecutor Gareth Parry said Waterhouse had been drinking heavily but at 2am took a friend’s car and drove around the campsite.

He injured two occupants of one tent but continued driving and crashed into a second tent, injuring both occupants including causing life-threatening injuries to one of them.

The prosecutor sought a remand in custody.

Defence solicitor Carys Parry made no application for bail.

Waterhouse was remanded in custody until September 23 at Caernarfon crown court. During an eight-minute hearing, his voice breaking, he admitted causing serious injury to Anna Roselyn Evans by dangerous driving, having no insurance or licence and failing to provide a breath specimen.

He entered no plea to driving a Subaru Impreza dangerously on August 19.

Mrs Parry said: "He takes full responsibility for the devastating events of the early hours of Monday morning on this campsite. He’s truly and deeply remorseful for his actions. It’s only proper I tell the court his thoughts over the last two days have been with the victim of his offending and her family.

“He accepts and recognises he will be facing a lengthy custodial sentence as a result of his actions. He told me ‘I deserve to be punished’.

“The fact he’s given no indication to dangerous driving is simply because there’s some uncertainty as to whether that should be an alternative to the more serious offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

“It’s not an indication he doesn’t accept the prosecution case. He’s not instructed me to make a bail application. He accepts he will start serving his sentence as of now.”