Moment jailed man hurls object at police officers during riot in Bristol

Callum Davies is the 20th person who has been convicted in connection with the riot following the Kill The Bill protest in Bristol last year

A man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after being found guilty of violent disorder during the riot which followed the Kill The Bill protest in Bristol last year.

Callum Davies, 24, from Winterbourne, was caught on CCTV using a road barrier to threaten officers outside Bridewell Police Station, and then throwing objects at police officers.

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He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court over the incident on March 21 last year.

Judge Peter Blair said Davies’ violent behaviour could not be excused by the amount of alcohol drunk, adding Davies’ failure to admit what he had done justified a longer prison sentence.

Callum Davies was jailed for two-and-a-half years

He is the 20th person to be convicted of offences during the riot, which cost the police force £760,151 in managment and damage caused.

Det Supt James Riccio said: “Footage gathered during our extensive investigation showed Callum Davies engaged in aggressive and violent acts after 10pm on the night of the riot.

“He used an orange barrier to threaten and goad officers and was captured on camera kicking officers’ shields.

“He acted as part of a group which used and threatened violence, causing others to fear for their safety, and that’s why he’s now received a prison sentence for the violent disorder.”