A teenager who sparked a major police operation after spending more than seven hours on the roof of an Aberdeen church has appeared in court.
Amy Low caused Broad Street to be cordoned off after she was spotted clinging to the top of Greyfriars Church, Queen Street, on the morning of July 21.
Emergency units including Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were tied up at the scene until the early evening, when the situation was resolved and Low was taken into custody.
The 19-year-old appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and pled guilty to a string of charges.
She admitted climbing on to the roof of the building, shouting and swearing at members of the public and police and committing a breach of the peace.
She also pled guilty to pretending to Scottish Ambulance Workers that she was unconscious on South College Street on June 25.
She further admitted another breach of the peace, threatening to jump from the first floor of a building on Crown Street if police officers did not return her mobile phone, on June 29.
And the teenager also admitted assaulting a police officer on the same day by kicking him on the head.
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill deferred sentence on Low, whose address was given in court papers as Crown Street, Aberdeen, until next month and ordered the preparation of a criminal justice social work report.
Defence agent Stuart Murray entered the guilty pleas on her behalf but reserved mitigation for the next calling of the case.
Police were called to the busy street on Sunday July 21 at around 10.30am and did not leave until around 6pm.
The fire and rescue service was also called to the scene to assist police.
Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.
Speaking at the time, one onlooker said: “It’s pretty unusual to see such a big commotion in the middle of the city centre.
“It seemed to be causing a fair bit of disruption, with folk having to take alternative routes.”
The church, which was built in 1903, has lain empty since 2011 when the Church of Scotland decided to merge its congregations with that of Queen Street Church.