Police release gruesome video of Bristol Kill The BIll protester trying to get light to force the bus
Police Release Gruesome Video Of Bristol Kill The BIll Protester Trying To Light Light To Force Van With Cops Still Inside While Hunting Suspect
- Video was taken during the city’s violent ‘Kill the Bill’ disorder on Sunday
- It shows an illuminated object placed under a police van while a police officer was inside
- New footage is part of a call to identify a series of people involved in the riot
A still image has also been released of the man that the police would like to identify in connection with this incident
Police have released footage of the Bristol riots of a suspect placing a burning card under a police van – with officers inside.
Agents are investigating attacks on 40 officers and a member of the media in Sunday’s riot that followed a peaceful protest in the city center.
Nine people have been arrested in connection with the disorder, in which police officers were injured, police vehicles set on fire and the windows of a police station were destroyed.
Newly released footage, taken during the city’s violent ‘Kill the Bill’ disorder on Sunday, shows the moment an illuminated object was placed under a police van while a police officer was inside.
A still image has also been released of the man that the police would like to identify in connection with this incident.
An officer first heard on the radio 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.
While in the vehicle a number of people tried to get in, however, 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.”
The new images are part of a call from the police to identify a series of people depicted during the riot.
Ch Supt Carolyn Belafonte, who oversees the investigation into the condition, said: “This officer’s report is just one of many we have collected 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.
Newly released footage, taken during the city’s violent ‘Kill the Bill’ disorder on Sunday, shows the moment an illuminated object was placed under a police van while a police officer was inside
‘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.”
A second protest against police, crime, conviction and government courts took place in Bristol on Tuesday, resulting in 14 arrests.
About 3,000 people had attended a peaceful demonstration at College Green, but the events turned violent after about 500 people descended on Bridewell Police Station.
Police have released images of 18 people they want to identify after Sunday’s protest.
These images were posted on an online gallery, which has been viewed more than 80,000 times.
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.