A woman has pleaded guilty to knocking over a woman and fleeing - as desperate shoppers tried to stop her from getting away.

Lucy Turner, 32, of Organ Hall Road, Borehamwood, has admitted to being the driver of a blue Citroen which was filmed ramming several cars out of the way in the Tesco car park in Rickmansworth, just a couple of days before Christmas.

Footage went viral on social media.

The driver rammed several cars out of the way while shoppers shoved trolleys into the car in an attempt to stop it getting away.

Police were initially called to reports of a car being in a collision with several people in the supermarket car park. A woman was taken to Watford General Hospital with a serious injury.

Turner has also pleaded guilty to stealing from a shop - just a day after the hit-and-run at Tesco.

She has been charged with the following offences:

• Attempted theft (from Tesco in Rickmansworth)

• Causing serious injury by dangerous driving

• Use of a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance

• Driving whilst disqualified

• Being the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop after a collision

• Being the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop after a collision and failing to report the collision

She was also charged in connection with two separate incidents: a theft from Tesco in Pinner on December 23 and a theft from the Co-op in Borehamwood on December 24.

Turner appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on February 16 and pleaded guilty to all charges. She has been remanded in custody and will next appear at St Albans Crown Court on March 8.

A 45 year old man was previously arrested on suspicion of theft and dangerous driving and a 47 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of GBH, theft and dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

They are both from Edgware and both remain under investigation at this time.