Pair facing court after Bristol riot
TWOpeopleweretoappear before magistrates today after a demonstration in a city centre turned violent.
Stephen Carroll, 32, from Bristol, is charged with assaulting a police officer and with criminal damage, while a 17-year-old boy, also from Bristol, has been charged with violent disorder and theft.
Carroll and the teenager were due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court today.
Police said trouble spilled out from Bristol’s Stokes Croft area towards the Cabot Circus shopping centre. Around 400 people were involved, police said, with rioters breaking down walls and removing roof tiles to use as missiles, injuring several officers.
They also lit fires, set up barricades in the road and daubed graffiti throughout the area.