THREE young men have admitted driving at speeds of almost 120mph through moorland known as the so-called ‘Evo Triangle’ .

Lewis Gething, 22, of Llandore Close, Connah’s Quay, Jak Kitchener, 21, of Windermere Drive, Rishton, Blackburn and Alexander Smith, 21, of Llanforda Mead, Oswestry, had all pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving offences in March.

But on the day of their trial date at Mold Crown Court, the trio changed their pleas after footage of them driving two BMWs and a Kia at high speeds along the A543 and B5401 on June 17 last year, was shown to the court.

Gething and Kitchener, who are both serving members of the Royal Air Force (RAF) , were arrested alongside Smith after their driving in the area, which skirts the Denbighshire and Conwy border, was recorded and the footage placed on YouTube by one of the defendants.

The film was later seen by a police officer and the defendants were charged with dangerous driving with experts clocking an average speed measured over 90 metres of 107mph and a top speed of 117mph.

All three were bailed pending trial on August 8, but on the morning of their appearance, Smith, who drove the Kia, changed his plea followed later by Kitchener and Gething.

Recorder Greg Bull told the three men they would be facing a suspended sentence for the offences along with the possibility of unpaid work due to their previous good characters.

He added that a driving disqualification was inevitable and asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by probation before sentencing on Friday, August 10.

Recorder Bull also urged the RAF to retain Kitchener, who is due to serve in Afghanistan later this year, and Gething, calling them both "good servicemen".

"The RAF would be unwise to lose you because of a stupid rush of blood to the head encouraged by some publications which encourage young men to drive the way they do," he added.

The three men were released on bail to return to Mold Crown Court for sentencing tomorrow (Friday, August 9).