Five men - including one from the North-East - have pleaded guilty to violent disorder following an investigation into disturbances during an English Defence League rally.

Michael Wilson, James Olley-Shields, Phillip Collins, Christopher Layton and Michael Dyer all admitted the charge during a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

Missiles, including rocks and glass bottles, were thrown at police lines during the protest in Centenary Square on July 20 last year.

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Wilson, 19, of Arkley Crescent, Hartlepool; Olley-Shields, 21, of Hanbury Hill, Stourbridge; Collins, 28, of Bandywood Crescent, Kingstanding, Birmingham; Layton, 27, of Oakhurst Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, and Dyer, 33, of Morse Road, Nailbridge, Gloucestershire, were all granted bail and will be sentenced on a date to be fixed.

Eight other defendants accused of committing offences at an EDL demonstration in Birmingham city centre were not required to enter a plea during the hearing.