Southampton Student arrested for attempted Murder after Riots is granted Bail
Teenager, Edward Woollard, whom police officers arrested earlier this week on suspicion of attempted murder, has been granted bail after appearing in court today. He was arrested in Hythe before […]
He was arrested in Hythe before being transferred to London, where he was interrogated by the Police. This is part of an ongoing investigation by the London Met to bring to justice the hooligans who hijacked the NUS’s peaceful march over the threat of increased tuition fees, in London last week.
Edward Woollard has been accused of throwing an empty fire extinguisher from the seventh floor of the Millbank tower into a crowd of Police below. It narrowly missed a direct hit on the officers attempting to quell the violence, but brushed the back of one officer and hit the knees of the other, leaving them injured.
The Brockenhurst College student was charged under the Public Order Act last night and appeared in court today, where he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address in Southampton. His Lawyer, Matt Foot, immediately asked for an adjournment, to allow him to review video footage of the alleged crime.
The case has been adjourned until 24th November, whereby Mr. Woollard must stay at his home address in Southampton and not enter the city of Westminster.
Since the riots, more than 50 people have been arrested, with the police launching Operation Malone in an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for the violence and vandalism caused by the rioting.
Anyone who knows anything that could further help the police into their investigation is asked to call 020 8246 9386 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.