THE pregnant mother of tragic toddler Levi Bleasdale is facing jail after admitting six charges and breaching a suspended sentence.

Kirsty Ryan, 22, has admitted making a false instrument, three counts of failing to surrender, two theft charges and breaching a suspended sentence.

Last September she was warned by Judge Beverley Lunt, who imposed the suspended term, she would go into custody if she offended while subject to it.

Ryan, who has also not kept probation appointments for pre-sentence reports, was given a chance to have further report after her barrister told the court there had been recent changes in her life.

The defendant, who is expecting a child in September, was bailed until June 29 and was warned by Judge Lunt if she did not turn up at the probation office within an hour of her appointment she would be arrested.

Judge Lunt said she would also have Ryan arrested if she was not at court by 9.45am on sentence day.

The judge said she had given Ryan, now of Helston Close, Burnley, a chance last September and that she remembered what she had said to Ryan.

Judge Lunt continued: "You must understand at the moment I do not see any alternative to an immediate custodial sentence.

"The fact I am asking for a report isn't any indication other than that."

Levi Bleasdale, three, died in September 2005, after she was knocked down in a hit and run accident by an uninsured driver in a stolen car.

The court had earlier heard how afterwards Ryan descended into drug taking, as she tried to cope with her grief.

Roger Baldwin, defending, said Ryan had an "extremely complex set of problems".

He said the defendant, who had been homeless for some weeks, was due to move into a new house yesterday, provided and furnished by the council.

She was due to get her first prescription for methadone and had requested bereavement counselling.

The defendant was also trying to regain custody of her other daughter, Brogan.