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Five people jailed for riot and other offences relating to violent activity in Bristol city centre

|News, Violent crime

Brandon Lloyd, Kane Adamson, Kain Simmonds and Stuart Quinn pleaded guilty to riot and Yasmin Schneider pleaded guilty to two outraging public decency offences. 

The offences were committed on 21 March 2021, following protests that took place in Bristol city centre. Dozens of people broke from the main group, acting as a mob to attack and injure police officers, set fire to police vehicles and damage a neighbourhood police station. 

James Le Grys of CPS South West said: “These people formed part of an outbreak group away from the protest and caused havoc throughout the city centre. 

“They chose their route deliberately and targeted the Bridewell Police Station creating a vast amount of damage, fear and disruption.
“We respect the right to legal protest but when people resort to violence and destruction we will charge offences that reflect the gravity of the criminality. 

“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings relating to the events of 21 March are ongoing against other defendants and that they have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings

Notes to editors

  • James Le Grys is a Crown Advocate in CPS South West. 
  • Kane Adamson, 21, of Lockleaze, Bristol, threatened and attacked officers, throwing items including road signs and an electric scooter. He was sentenced to three years and six months' imprisonment.
  • Brandon Lloyd, 21, of Henbury, Bristol, cornered and assaulted a PC and threw items at the windows of the Bridewell Police station. He was sentenced to three years and eleven months' imprisonment.
  • Stuart Quinn, 46, of St Paul’s, Bristol, incited others to attack police officer and attacked the police station and a police van. He was sentenced to three years and three months' imprisonment.
  • Kain Simmonds, 18, of Springfield, Birmingham, joined in with a crowd attempting to turn over a police van and smashed the windows of the police station. He was sentenced to three years and three months' imprisonment at a young offender institution. 
  • Yasmin Schneider, 25, from St Paul’s, Bristol, exposed herself and urinated at the feet of a police officer. She was sentenced to five months' imprisonment.

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