A Chester man has appeared in court in connection with a 10-hour stand-off with police on the roof of a house in Blacon.
Ricky Jones, of Durham Road, Blacon , appeared at Chester Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, April 15), less than 48 hours after the incident on Stratford Road which went on until the early hours of Thursday morning.
Jones, 26, had been questioned by police before being charged with affray , racially aggravated public order and two counts of criminal damage.
And relating to incidents in North Wales, he was also charged with aggravated burglary with intent, assault, theft from a shop and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.
During his court appearance, Jones admitted one count of affray on April 14, two counts of criminal damage – one for damaging two police cars and another for damaging buildings – and one count of using threatening language which was racially aggravated.
Jones was fined £120 by magistrates for making racist comments but the other offences were sent to Mold Crown Court for sentence.
Jones entered no plea to four other counts relating to an allegation in Flint on April 7 of burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, causing actual bodily harm, threatening a person with an offensive weapon and theft from a shop.
Jones has been remanded in custody until May 13 when both the Flint and Chester matters will be heard at Mold Crown Court.