Bristol Police Department Arrests 25-Year-Old Man For Alleged Arson After Video Call Over Kill The Bill Riot

0

Bristol police today arrested a man on arson charges days after handing over photos of a suspect attempting to light a police car during a kill the bill riot.

Avon and Somerset police said the 25-year-old man had been detained in the Plymouth area in connection with the March 21 riot in Bristol.

It comes after police last week called for information on a suspect who placed a lit object under a police van during the disturbances outside Bridewell Police Station.

Now police say a man has been arrested on charges of arson with intent to endanger life, violent disorder, assault of a police officer and criminal damage.

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and released on investigation.

A total of 29 people have now been arrested in connection with the riot – which followed a peaceful protest against the police, crime, conviction and courts.

Bristol police today arrested a man on arson charges days after handing over photos of a suspect attempting to light a police car during a kill the bill riot.  Pictured: Police had previously released an image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the riot

Bristol police today arrested a man on arson charges days after handing over photos of a suspect attempting to light a police car during a kill the bill riot. Pictured: Police had previously released an image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the riot

It comes after police last week called for information on a suspect who placed a lit object under a police van during the disturbances outside Bridewell Police Station.

It comes after police last week called for information on a suspect who placed a lit object under a police van during the disturbances outside Bridewell Police Station.

It comes after police last week called for information on a suspect who placed a lit object under a police van during the disturbances outside Bridewell Police Station.

The riot saw 500 people march into Bridewell Police Station and set police vehicles on fire and attack the station.

A spokesman for the Avon and Somerset Police Department said, “We would like to thank the public for their continued support in this challenging investigation, especially those who have called with information,” said a police spokesman.

“There are currently 16 images in our online gallery of people we want to identify as part of our research and we will continue to urge people to contact us if they recognize any of them.”

Since the first rally, there have been three other protests in the city against the government’s proposed bill on police, crime, conviction and courts.

The protests on March 23 and 26 resulted in clashes between police and protesters.

Another demonstration on March 30 proceeded peacefully.

The proposed police, crime, conviction and courts bill would give more power to the police in England and Wales to impose conditions on non-violent protests, including protests deemed too noisy or disruptive, subjecting convicts to fines or imprisonment. .

The latest arrest comes as agents continue to investigate attacks on 40 agents and a member of the media in the riot.

During the ugly scenes, police officers were injured, forced vehicles were set on fire, and the windows of a police station were smashed.

An officer later described on the radio for the first time how colleagues were injured outside Bridewell Police Station.

They said, ‘I was informed on the radio that my colleagues were being attacked in front of Bridewell Police Station, where damage had been done.

‘I heard screams and screams from the officers as they were being attacked – calls were made to use vehicles to assist officers.

“The only way to protect my colleagues was to place the vehicle on the side in front of them to provide protection.

‘There were glass bottles, stones the size of fists, pallets, fences and other objects scattered around the road that were used against the police.

However, while in the vehicle a number of people tried to gain access, the vehicle was locked with a bolt.

The riot saw 500 people marching at Bridewell Police Station and set police vehicles on fire and attacked the agency

The riot saw 500 people marching at Bridewell Police Station and set police vehicles on fire and attacked the agency

The riot saw 500 people marching at Bridewell Police Station and set police vehicles on fire and attacked the agency

A total of 29 people have now been arrested in connection with the riot - which followed a peaceful protest against the police, crime, conviction and courts.

A total of 29 people have now been arrested in connection with the riot - which followed a peaceful protest against the police, crime, conviction and courts.

A total of 29 people have now been arrested in connection with the riot – which followed a peaceful protest against the police, crime, conviction and courts.

“I was aware of the burning smell and CCTV reported people trying to set the car tires on fire while I was still in them, so I started preparing to dismantle the vehicle.”

However, while in the vehicle a number of people tried to gain access, the vehicle was locked with a bolt.

“I was aware of the burning smell and CCTV reported people trying to set the car tires on fire while I was still in them, so I started preparing to dismantle the vehicle.”

Ch Supt Carolyn Belafonte, who oversees the investigation into the condition, said: “This officer’s report is just one of many we have gathered from our colleagues at the scene of this terrifying incident.

‘It is shocking to hear how colleagues feared for their lives that evening and it strengthens our resolve to bring all those responsible to justice.

‘Our research is gaining momentum, but it is painstaking work.

Our online gallery, which currently features 18 images, has been viewed more than 80,000 times since launch – and we’ve received more than 200 calls and about 280 pieces of evidence from the public to date.

This is a phenomenal response and we are grateful for every bit of information.

“I would ask people to look at the latest image we released and give us a call if you know who it is – or you can provide information through a special form on our website.”

The Corps has received approximately 280 submissions following a call to members of the public to provide imagery or information about those involved, as well as more than 200 calls.

Two officers who had been taken to hospital during the riot were found not to have broken bones.