Five charged after squat eviction
FIVE people have been charged in connection with a disturbance as squatters were thrown out of one of Bristol's most expensive mansions.
Yesterday's Evening Post reported how more than 50 police officers were called to a noisy party at Clifton Wood mansion in the early hours of Sunday. Some were pelted with stones and bottles thrown from the roof of the mansion in Clifton Wood Road, which was put on the market for £4.2 million two years ago but is now thought to be worth less than £3 million.
After calling for back-up police arrested a total of 11 people – nine in connection with alleged public order offences and two on suspicion of assaulting officers.
Yesterday Avon and Somerset Police said Daniella Price, 18, had been charged with assaulting a police officer and was due to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court later this month.
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Ryan Woolaway will appear at the same court charged with assaulting a police officer and obstructing police, while Angelica Prestigiacomo, 19, has been charged with a public order offence.
Two 17-year-old boys have also been charged, one with assaulting a police officer and obstructing police, and another 17-year-old man with a public order offence.
They were both due to appear before the city's youth court.
A man in his 20s and an 18-year-old man have been bailed until April 21.
The squatters moved in last month but were facing eviction following the granting at Bristol County Court of an Order of Possession in favour of the building's owners, the Bank of Scotland.
The mansion, a former university hall of residence, is grade two listed and has eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, vaulted cellar and a gym.
Last week residents complained to the police about golf balls being hit at them from the roof of the house and said their lives had been made a misery by all-night parties held at the property, which was left vandalised and full of rubbish after the occupation.
The property is now back in the hands of the legal owners.