5 Jan 2022

Edward Colston: Slave trader statue protesters found not guilty

Home Affairs Correspondent

They admitted involvement in the toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, and all in full view of CCTV cameras.

But the four defendants accused of criminal damage all denied their actions were criminal.

They reacted with triumph after a jury at Bristol Crown Court acquitted them.

Warning: There are flashing images from the start of this report.