One police officer remains in hospital after being injured in disturbances linked to a party to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher in Bristol last night. Chief Inspector Mark Jackson at Avon and Somerset Police said:
We were called to Chelsea Road, Easton at around 12.30am today.
Around 200 people had gathered to have a street party and refused police requests to peacefully disperse. Bottles and cans were thrown at officers, six of whom suffered injuries. One remains in hospital.
A police vehicle was damaged and one person was arrested for violent disorder. Some small bin fires were also started and the fire service also attended.