THE widow of a motorcyclist killed by a banned driver has said no sentence will bring back her husband.

Steve Emsden, 49, was killed when his Suzuki motorbike was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit van in Braxted Park Road, Great Braxted, on June 12 last year.

The father-of-two, from Cromwell Road, Colchester, worked for Brantham Engineering in Witham.

At Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday, Graeme Bangs admitted causing his death.

The 43-year-old also admitted other charges of fraud by failing to reveal he was banned from driving, had no insurance and was driving while banned.

Bangs, from Gower Chase, Basildon, was remanded in custody while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

Bangs had denied the death by careless driving and fraud charges earlier in the hearing but changed his pleas after talks with his legal team.

Speaking after the case, Mr Emsden’s widow, Jayne, said: “He changed it from guilty to two charges, then to three, then to all of them.

“I am relieved now, because it means I haven’t got to sit through it all and listen to whatever he has to say. It doesn’t matter what sentence he gets; it will never be enough, because Steve can never be replaced.

He will be released from prison and go back to his happy little family, and we never can.” Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC warned Bangs: “I’m afraid it is going to be several years in prison. I am not going to say how many, but it will be a substantial term.”

Bangs was was refused bail and will be sentenced next month.