Four people charged with criminal damage for toppling Colston statue
£3,750 worth of damage
Four individuals have been charged with criminal damage for the toppling of the Colston statue in June.
The controversial statue of the Bristol-born slave trader was thrown into the harbour after being pulled down by ropes during BLM protests over the summer.
This lead to £3,750 worth of damage, according to Bristol City Council.
The four individuals charged with criminal damage are Rhian Graham 29, Milo Ponsford 25, Jake Skuse 32, and Sage Willoughby 21.
They are due to make their first appearance in court on January 25th.
Four people have today (Wednesday 9 December) been charged with criminal damage after a statue of Edward Colston was damaged in Bristol City Centre on 7 June 2020.
— CPS (@cpsuk) December 9, 2020
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said: “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against all four are now active and that they have the right to a fair trial.
“It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”