Two teenage boys have been charged by police over an incident in Brislington which saw a taxi driver injured and triggered a huge police response.
It comes as Avon and Somerset Police this evening (May 24) provided more detail on what happened during the incident in the West Town Lane area on Sunday night.
The force have said that it started when a group of teenagers arrived in Choke Walk in a taxi, shortly before 9pm. It was there where a dispute took place at a home where a car and a window were damaged.
A resident of the property then chased the group back to the taxi and the driver was attacked. The police say he managed to drive to West Town Lane where he was discovered by patrolling officers at around 9.15pm.
The teenagers in the vehicle had fled by the time police arrived. This evening, police have said the taxi driver was back at home recovering from his injury after treatment.
It was already reported that a 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He has since been released on police bail pending investigation.
Now, the police have revealed three more teenagers were arrested, including two who were charged and due to appear before Bristol magistrates today.
The two charged are a 16-year-old boy with affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and a 17-year-old boy with affray and criminal damaged.
A girl, 16, has also been arrested in connection with the incident has been released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.
The incident sparked a major police response with a helicopter and drones used as part of the search operation. A baseball bat was recovered by officers in the Callington Road area.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers continue to appeal for anyone with information or dashcam or other footage which could help the ongoing investigation to get in touch.
“If you can help please call 101 and give the reference 5223118820. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.”