Officer still in hospital after Thatcher party violence

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.

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Arrests after Thatcher parties

In Brixton, famous for the riots in 1981, around 100 people have celebrated Lady Thatcher's death. Police said there was "low level disorder". Two people were arrested on suspicion of burglary. Six officers were hurt in Bristol after a street party.