Kill The Bill protest: Body camera footage shows jailed rioter Joseph Foster attack police at event last year

Joseph Foster admitted to being part of a group which used or threatened violence to cause fear at the protest last March

A man who threatened to kill a police officer during a Kill The Bill protest last year has been jailed - with police now releasing body camera footage of the incident.

Joseph Foster, 31, can be seen behind a large metal fence which was aimed at officers in the video from the protest outside Bridewell Police Station on March 2 last year.

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Foster, from Filton, pleaded guilty to being part of a group which used or threatened violence to cause others fear when appearing at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (January 18).

He was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

Prior to the hearing, His Honour Judge James Patrick had viewed evidence of Foster’s offending which had been gathered by officers from our Major Crime Investigation Team.

Joseph Foster was jailed for three years and three months at Bristol Crown Court

This included footage from officers’ body worn cameras, CCTV and mobile phone footage.

The compilation showed Foster threatened to kill a police officer and threw missiles and a large metal fence at other officers.

He also damaged the wing mirror and a door of a police van and attempted to smash its windscreen.

Detective Superintendent James Riccio, the senior investigating officer, said: “Foster’s actions, like those of many who took part in the riot, were reprehensible.

“The police officer he threatened to kill was trying to maintain the peace and keep at bay a violent mob. They did not deserve to be threatened or attacked by Foster and neither did the other officers he threw missiles at.

“The fact so many people have already been given significant prison sentences reflects the seriousness of their actions and I hope it sends a clear message to people that violence and disorder will not be tolerated.”