TWO Tynedale men who were at a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Newcastle last summer have pleaded guilty to violent disorder.

Darhys Moore (22), of Fern Close, Prudhoe, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today (June 30), wearing a dark blue shirt, tie and blue jeans.

Moore had been charged with being part of a group of three or more people who used or threatened unlawful violence in Newcastle City Centre on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith told the court: “He threws a missile, that’s his involvement.”

District Judge Paul Currer told Moore: “You’ve pleaded guilty to this allegation, so in due course you will get full credit.”

Craig Hornsby (51), of Wordsworth Close, Hexham, also pleaded guilty to a violent disorder charge at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today (June 30).

Hornsby was wearing a light grey shirt, black tie and grey chino-type trousers.

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith said: “Craig Hornsby’s involvement that afternoon was to throw a number of missiles towards the police and BLM supporters.”

Judge Currer ordered a pre-sentence report into Moore and Hornsby’s offending.

A total of 38 people have been charged in connection with violence which broke out when a group gathered at Grey’s monument during protest activity.

Both Moore and Hornsby were granted unconditional bail to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday, July 28.

However, it is not expected they will be sentenced on that day.