Police on stand-by at estate
The disturbances on Saturday night were on a smaller scale than on the previous two nights and community police officers patrolling Symes Avenue, the shopping street which has been the principal flashpoint, said yesterday that the atmosphere was much calmer.
Two detectives from the South- west Regional Crime Squad remain suspended from duty until completion of an inquiry into the collision between their unmarked police car and a stolen police motorcycle. Two Hartcliffe residents died in the incident, which sparked the initial riots.
The Police Complaints Authority is supervising the inquiry by the Avon and Somerset force. Photographs of the collision appear to substantiate allegations by local people that the detectives' car was on the wrong side of the road when it collided with the motorcycle ridden by Shaun Starr and Keith Buck.
David Shattock, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, repeated his view that the riots were orchestrated by people from other areas of Bristol.
Visiting Bristol Royal Infirmary to see an injured officer, he pointed to the fact that only three of the 21 people arrested on Saturday night were from Hartcliffe.
Two cars were set on fire on Saturday night and bricks were thrown at police vans and riot officers during a series of skirmishes which continued until 3am yesterday. Last night eight people had been charged with breach of the peace, criminal damage or possession of offensive weapons.
While Hartcliffe residents agree that outsiders took part in the confrontations, some believe that the ringleaders were locals and that it was not until the trouble started that people from other areas turned up to join in.
Avon and Somerset police said it could not supply evidence for Mr Shattock's assertion. 'These are intelligence matters,' it said.
Two teenage joyriders were killed last night when the stolen BMW they were driving was in collision with another car at Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey. Eight others, including four children under 12, were injured.
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
Greek hospitals cannot afford painkillers, scissors or sheets as budget cuts bite
Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...