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Friends rally round to help Bristol pensioner after fire

Bryan Nickless lost most of his belongings in the fire which gutted his Bristol home Credit: ITV News

The neighbours of a pensioner from Bristol whose home was gutted by fire have rallied round to help him rebuild it.

Friends and even complete strangers have come to the aid of Bryan Nickless with donations of their time and money.

Now he has a team of volunteers rebuilding his roof and the rest of his home.

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Video footage from last night's disturbances in Bristol

Watch mobile phone footage of last night's disturbances in the Easton area of Bristol here:

200 people had gathered in Chelsea Road to celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher.

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.

One police officer remains in hospital after disturbances

A police van at the scene in Easton, Bristol. Credit: ITV News West Country

Six police officers were injured during disturbances in the Easton area of Bristol to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Avon & Somerset Police Chief Inspector Mark Jackson 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."

Police officers injured after Bristol street party

Six police officers were injured during disturbances in Bristol to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Police were called to Chelsea Road in Easton at 12.30am after reports of a street party with up to 200 people in attendance.

Six officers were injured - one seriously - after they were pelted with bottles and cans. A police vehicle was also damaged.

One person was arrested.

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