Two more people sentenced for roles in ‘Kill the Bill’ Bristol riot

20 people jailed for their role in the riot so far

Two more people have been sentenced after admitting offences committed during the Bristol riot.

The riot broke out outside Bridewell Police Station during a ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Bristol city centre on March 21 2021.

To date, 20 people have been jailed in connection with the incident, for a combined total of 75 years and 11 months.

On Monday (August 8) Rose Lazarus, 21, of Bishopston, admitted a charge of violent disorder at Bristol Crown Court and was sentenced to 14-months in prison.

The court heard that Lazarus attacked the line of officers over a sustained period of time during the riot, pushing and hitting against shields, and forcefully kicking out on multiple occasions.

Rose Lazarus was jailed for 14 months after admitting a charge of violent disorder.

She was also seen to throw missiles at a police vehicle.

At the same court on Friday (August 5), Sidney Barnes, from Sussex, admitted a charge of assaulting an emergency worker.

The 22-year-old was sentenced to a 12-month community order, 870 hours of unpaid work and £250 costs.

Also appearing at court on Monday was Christopher Hind, 38, of Eastville, who admitted a charge of violent disorder.

He is due to be sentenced on Thursday (September 8).

Riot police stand on patrol during a protest in Bristol.

Det Supt James Riccio, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “Three more people have now ultimately admitted their behaviour on the night of March 21 last year was criminal.

“Their admissions of guilt may well be a result of the compelling evidence investigators have gathered against them, but I also hope it is because they have come to realise their actions went too far.

“We fully respect the fundamental democratic right to peaceful protest but aggression and violence are unacceptable.”