Bristol

Stokes Croft 'Tesco' protest: More arrests and charges

Police at scene of Friday morning's raid in Cheltenham Road
Image caption The protest had started peacefully on Thursday evening

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer in Bristol.

He was arrested after a protest against a Tesco supermarket in Stokes Croft turned violent in the early hours of Friday.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with violent disorder and an 18-year-old man has been charged with burglary in connection with the disturbance.

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The protest began peacefully in Cheltenham Road at about 2000 BST on Thursday but turned violent in the early hours.

Due in court

Officers and protesters were injured after rocks and missiles were thrown.

The arrested 17-year-old is also being questioned on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage.

The 22-year-old man - David Foster, of Jamaica Street, Bristol - was remanded in custody until 9 May.

He has also been charged with a racially-aggravated public disorder offence and failing to surrender.

Gulnawaz Khan, 18, of Banner Road, Montpelier, Bristol, was released on bail until Friday charged with burglary.

Three other people have already appeared in court in connection with the incident.

Stephen Carroll, 32, of Chaplin Road, Bristol, was bailed by magistrates after being charged with assaulting a police office and criminal damage.

Two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with violent disorder and theft.

One was remanded in custody and the other was released on bail.

The protest came a week after a demonstration following the opening of the Tesco store, which was damaged during the disturbance.

Police have appealed for witnesses and information.

Tesco has said the majority of locals have condemned the violence and said there was strong support for the store.

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