THE boyfriend of a teenage dancer found dead in woods is facing a jail sentence for seriously injuring her months before the tragedy.

Codey Brown’s body was discovered in March, only hours after the student had turned 18.

Bridge of Weir man Lewis Reid, who was her partner at the time, has now admitted accelerating away while she was leaning into his car window outside her home, causing her to fall and suffer serious injury.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, rather than assault, following the incident, which took place in Kilmarnock, in August 2018.

Reid also admitted 21 other offences after the Crown accepted not guilty pleas to a further 26 charges.

The indictment was so long that prosecutors must return to Kilmarnock Sheriff Court at a later date to describe the events.

Reid, 22, admitted handling stolen vehicles, reversing into police cars, speeding at up to 120mph and weaving through traffic in a bid to escape officers.

He also drove towards a policeman, careered across a roundabout, undertook other traffic, ran a red light and sped at 40mph through a built-up area, all in breach of bail or curfew orders.

Reid also admitted stealing fuel, the fraudulent use of false number plates, driving while uninsured, possessing cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine and failing to appear at court.

The offences were committed in Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Glasgow between August 2018 and July this year.

Codey’s body was found in Dean Park, Kilmarnock, at around 4.30pm on March 17.

Her death was not treated as suspicious.

Emotional tributes poured in on social media after the tragedy and balloons were released in memory of the dance student and former pupil of the town’s James Hamilton Academy.

Her sister, Teigan Brown, posted on Twitter: “Never in a million years I thought I’d be writing this.

“But sadly my best friend and sister all in one had gained her angel wings, you really were one of a kind Codey and I don’t think you ever realised that and I just wish you were here to see all the people that love and care for you.”

Sentence was deferred and Reid, described in court as a prisoner at Barlinnie, was remanded in custody.

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