Individuals charged with toppling Colston statue during Bristol BLM protests appear in court
Posted on: 25th January 2021
The four individuals charged with toppling the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston are appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court this morning.
On 7th June 2020, less than two weeks after the death of George Floyd in the US, a statue of the slave-trader was toppled by BLM protestors in Bristol’s town centre.
Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors represent three of the four individuals charged with causing criminal damage to the statue.
“We will fight these criminal charges vigorously on behalf of our clients. We are committed to defending them and their right to a fair trial in this important case. We ask that their privacy is respected.”
The defendants will be indicating not guilty pleas and electing a crown court trial.
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