A GANG of young men from Huddersfield could be jailed just days before Christmas.
The five men who appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday admitted their parts in a string of crimes and will be sentenced on December 22.
And two of the teenagers were almost jailed for contempt of court after they “high fived” in front of the judge.
Troy Bywater, 18, of Woodhouse Hill, Fartown and Marcus Hunte, 18, of Walpole Road, Crosland Moor, pleaded guilty to blackmail.
Aaron Miller, 18, of Brockbank, Dalton and Connor Murray, 18, of Highfield Crescent, Meltham pleaded guilty to robbery.
And Benjamin Mattheson, 27, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery
The offences happened on February 11 this year.
Bywater and Hunte have admitted demanding money from their victim, while Mattheson has admitted trying to steal a TV.
Miller and Murray are guilty of robbing a mobile phone.
Judge Mrs Recorder A Rippon told the men they would be sentenced all together and gave them all bail. But the judge was annoyed when she saw Murray high-five Hunt in an act of “immature bravado”.