A MAN has admitted to attempting to murder four children by hitting them with a hammer before crashing a car into a pub in Oxspring.

Owen Scott, 29, of Fawley, Hampshire, admitted four counts of attempted murder and dangerous driving at Sheffield Crown Court following the crash on August 23 last year.

Two girls, aged seven and eight, and two boys, aged 21 months and nine months, were seriously injured.

Scott will be sentenced on February 15.