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Boozy night in Bristol turns violent as ‘drinks thrown over police’ and arrests made


Arrests were made in Bristol last night after revellers descended on the city for a drink-fuelled night out.

A police officer working the night shift said colleagues were “punched and had had drinks thrown over them” during the course of the evening, with many people waking up this morning (Sunday, August 29) in the cells.

Avon and Somerset Police officer PC Joe Iles also shared his frustration after several people under the influence separately tried to flag down his police patrol car for a lift home.

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The Bristol-based PC, who has a large following on Twitter, said the city centre was “extremely busy” as people enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend.

He tweeted: “City centre has been extremely busy with some people travelling as far as Wales and Wiltshire to enjoy #Bristol nightlife.

“Unfortunately colleagues have been assaulted by being punched or having drinks thrown over them. Lots of detainees waking up in custody this morning.”

A screen shot from a video shared by Avon and Somerset Police’s mounted section showing busy King Street last night

AS Police Horses shared a video of mounted officers monitoring King Street, which could be seen packed with people enjoying themselves outside as music played.

PC Iles did not specify where the arrests were made.

In an earlier tweet he reported: “Third time being flagged down tonight asking for a lift home.

“If you’ve gone out drinking with friends please arrange or call for a taxi.”

The bars and clubs are expected to be busy again tonight ahead of Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow.

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