A man has admitted resisting arrest after previously having elected to be tried for the offence.

Bradley Joseph Riley, of Dorset Crescent, Basingstoke, had initially denied resisting police officers Lee Coleshill and Daniel Carter in the execution of their duty on December 15 last year.

As a result, the 34-year-old was due to stand trial on May 26 at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court for the offence. However, while appearing at the court, he admitted to the charge, changing his plea to guilty.

He has also previously pleaded guilty to other offences, including driving a Ford on St John’s Road in Oakley while disqualified, and without insurance. He also admitted to causing PC Coleshill harassment, alarm or distress through threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

A separate charge of assaulting PC Carter has already been dismissed through lack of evidence offered.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 14, he was remanded on unconditional bail for the offences until August 25, when he is due to appear at the court again. In the meantime, a pre-sentence report is to be prepared for the sentencing.