Kill the Bill Bristol rioter caught on camera kicking and verbally abusing police jailed

A woman caught on camera attacking police during the Kill the Bill riots has been jailed.

Indigo Bond, 21, was seen kicking officers during the demonstration in Bristol on Sunday, 21 March 2021.

"Compelling video evidence" including CCTV and mobile phone and police bodycam footage showed her using abusive language and gestures towards police.

Evidence was also found of her throwing wood at officers.

She had been drinking in the hours leading up to the riot, police said.

Bond pleaded guilty to violent disorder and was jailed for 20 months at Bristol Crown Court on Friday.

She was at the forefront of the riot and was aggressive throughout the incident, said Judge James Patrick.

Bond, from the Bristol suburb of Fishponds, has become the 31st person to be sentenced in the wake of the riot.

So far, the defendants have been sentenced to a total of 96 years and four months behind bars.

Speaking after the sentence was passed, Detective Superintendent James Riccio said: "The compelling visual evidence gathered against her was collated in a painstaking review of thousands of hours of video footage and has led to today's sentencing.

"More than 30 people have now been sentenced following the riot almost two years ago and we continue to work with the Crown Prosecution Service ahead of more people appearing in court in the weeks and months ahead."

In November last year a woman who urinated next to police during the riot walked free from court.

Fleur Moody was sentenced to an eight-month prison term, suspended for 18 months, after admitting affray.

Two other co-defendants were handed 21-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to violent disorder.

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The Kill the Bill protests - against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill, proposing to give police extended powers to shut down demonstrations - was initially peaceful.

However, 44 officers were injured and at least £212,000 damage was caused to property, during what DS Riccio previously described as a "shameful night" of violence.

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