THREE young men arrested following a five-hour rooftop siege have admitted an affray charge.
Ben Peter Randles, 20, of Rock Cottages, Connah’s Quay, Aaron Evans, 22, of Railway Terrace, Connah’s Quay, and Lee James Bromilow, 21, of St Mark’s Avenue, Connah’s Quay, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court via a live television link from Altcourse Prison in Liverpool.
But their barristers asked that the charges be put to them and all three admitted the affray which occurred on December 15.
Police were called that Sunday when three men – one wearing a Santa hat – clambered up scaffolding outside council-owned maisonettes in Burton Court, Connah’s Quay.
The trio remained up on the roof for hours and were abusive to police officers below.
It is alleged that a slate was thrown at a police negotiator and that a 5p coin was hurled at another officer.
The incident occupied police from 9am until 2pm.
Judge Niclas Parry ordered pre-sentence reports and said that they would be sentenced at the end of January.
“You have all had the good sense to plead guilty to affray and you will receive the maximum credit in sentence,” the judge told Randles, Evans and Bromilow.
All three were remanded in custody pending sentence.