7 Jan 2022

Colston statue case: Attorney general considering referral to appeal court

The Attorney General says she is considering referring a case to the Court of Appeal after four people were acquitted of criminal damage after a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down.

The four did not deny being involved in the incident, but argued it was not an offence to remove a statue which they regarded as a hate crime.

Suella Braverman said the verdict was “causing confusion”.