Bristol riots: police issue new images of people they want to trace

New images of suspects from the Bristol riots in March have been shared by detectives.

Officers at Avon and Somerset police are continuing their hunt for almost 30 people after a night of violence in the city centre on March 21.

Forty-four officers were assaulted during the disorder – 39 of whom sustained injuries as a result. Several reporters and dozens of protesters were also injured.

Multiple police vehicles were also damaged, including two police vans that were set on fire, and the glass exterior of Bridewell Police Station was smashed.

The cost to repair one of the vans and replace the other came to £5,676 and £25,000 respectively, while the cost of the damage to the police station has been calculated at £41,350.

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Thousands of people had gathered earlier on March 21 at College Green to protest against a proposed policing bill.

Later, a smaller number of demonstrators congregated outside Bridewell Police station, initially with a sit-down protest.

Tensions escalated into the evening, with riot police, dogs and police horses deployed.

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Today (May 10) a force spokesperson said: “The new images are of people who were already in the gallery and relate to Person CV and Person DP.

“If you recognise anyone in this gallery, please contact us on 101 providing the call handler with the letter associated with the person/people.”

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