Five men admit violent disorder over clash at Birmingham EDL rally

Police officers were injured during ugly scenes in Centenary Square incident last July

Five men have admitted a charge of violent disorder following a rally in Birmingham involving English Defence League supporters.

There were ugly scenes and a number of police officers were injured during the incident in Centenary Square on July 20 last year.

Appearing before Birmingham Crown Court were: Phillip Collins, 28, of Bandywood Crescent, Kingstanding, Micheal Wilson, 19, of Arkley Crescent, Hartlepool, Cleveland, James Olley-Shields, 21, of Hanbury Hill, Stourbridge, Christopher Layton, 27, of Oakhurst Road, Acocks Green and Michael Dyer, 33, of Morse Road, Nailbridge, Gloucestershire.

Sentence was adjourned for reports to be prepared and they were granted unconditional bail.

Eight others also appeared before the court and their cases were adjourned until June 13 for a plea and case management hearing.

Birmingham Mail