Glasgow & West Scotland

Student Bryan Simpson admits disorder at Millbank demo

Millbank Tower during the student protest
Image caption Thousands of students took part in the protest over tuition fees

A student from Glasgow has admitted taking part in scenes of disorder at the Conservative Party's headquarters at Millbank Tower in London.

Strathclyde University law student Bryan Simpson, 22, was among thousands who took part in a protest there in November last year over tuition fees.

During an appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court, he admitted affray - a public order offence in English law.

Simpson's bail was continued pending sentence next month.

CCTV footage

During the student march, a number of protesters broke into Millbank Tower, caused damage and engaged in a four-hour standoff with police.

Simpson is said to have jabbed a police officer and thrown a megaphone during the disturbances.

Pictures also showed him apparently snatching a hat from a police officer.

Judge Susan Tapping said: "I am keeping an open mind about sentence until I have seen CCTV footage of the incident and a pre-sentence report. I am not pre-judging at all."

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