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Nine people charged with riot and other offences relating to violent activity in Bristol city centre

|News, Violent crime

Nine people have been charged with riot and other offences relating to the violent activity following the events in Bristol on 21 March 2021.

The CPS South West Complex Casework Unit authorised charges following a review of a file of evidence submitted by Avon and Somerset Police.

Ryan Roberts, charged with one riot and two arson offences, will appear at Bristol Crown Court at a date to be confirmed.

Benjamin Rankin and Jasmin York have both been charged with one riot and one arson offence.

Kane Adamson, Mariella Gedge-Roberts, Brandon Lloyd, Stuart Quinn and an 18-year-old man have each been charged with a riot offence.

Yasmin Schneider has been charged with two counts of outraging public decency.

They will appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on 28 May 2021.

The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against each of the defendants are active 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

  • Ryan Roberts, DOB: 14/03/1996, from Plymouth - Charged with riot and two arson offences. Roberts appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court on 3 April 2021, and Bristol Crown Court on 5 May 2021. He will next appear at Bristol Crown Court on a date to be confirmed. 
  • Benjamin Rankin, DOB: 25/06/1980 from Bedminster, Bristol - Charged with riot and arson.   
  • Kane Adamson, DOB: 02/05/2000, from Bedminster, Bristol - Charged with riot.
  • Mariella Gedge-Roberts, DOB: 17/10/1994, from Clifton, Bristol - Charged with riot.
  • Yasmin Schneider, DOB: 18/09/1995, from St Pauls, Bristol - Charged with two outraging public decency offences.
  • Jasmine York, DOB: 05/04/1995, from Arnos Vale, Bristol - Charged with riot and arson.
  • An 18-year-old man, from Springfield, Birmingham - Charged with riot.
  • Brandon Lloyd, DOB: 12/04/2000, Henbury, Bristol - Charged with riot.
  • Stuart Quinn, DOB: 16/01/1975, from St Pauls, Bristol - Charged with riot.

The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.

The CPS assessment of any case is not in any sense a finding of, or implication of, any guilt or criminal conduct.

It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what it might be possible to prove to a court, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

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