22 Apr 2021

Avon and Somerset Police admit unlawfully arresting protesters in Covid rules ‘misunderstanding’

In what’s thought to be a legal first, Avon and Somerset Police has admitted unlawfully arresting four protesters after “misunderstanding” the effect of coronavirus regulations.

The force has agreed to pay substantial damages and offered an unreserved apology in a case which could have implications for policing of other protests during the pandemic.

Three of the protesters spoke to us in their first broadcast interview.