A man has been charged with five counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

Christian Jackson, 35, of Jamaica Street in Bristol, was charged last night and released on bail to appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on July 15.

The charges relate to incidents in which officers were assaulted in High Street, Bristol, on Saturday evening.

Following the conclusion of a peaceful Kill the Bill protest around 50 people gathered outside a premises in High Street, Bristol.

Officers encouraged people to disperse, but items including bottles, cans, paint and eggs were thrown at them by a small number of people in the crowd and from within the nearby building.

A total of 13 officers were assaulted with some receiving minor injuries and two arrests were made.

Jackson was arrested on suspicion of assaulting four emergency workers and a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with a Section 35 direction (dispersal order).

Chief Inspector Rob Cheeseman, of Avon and Somerset Police said at the time: “It’s wholly unacceptable for officers to be subjected to any form of assault and it’s very disappointing to see a small minority using bottles, cans and other missiles to target both officers and police horses in this way."