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Woman, 20, denies urinating on police officer during 'Kill the Bill' riots in Bristol

A woman has denied urinating on a police officer during the Bristol 'Kill the Bill' riots.

Indigo Bond has denied outraging public decency after she was accused of deliberately weeing on PC Hume during the chaos in March.

Bond, 20, was among nine defendants who appeared in court today for a plea and trial hearing after being charged in connection with the violence on Bridewell Street in Bristol.

Entering not guilty pleas to both her public decency and riot charges, Bond, of Fishponds, Bristol, will appear for a trial on May 3 next year.

Indigo Bond has denied outraging public decency after she was accused of deliberately weeing on PC Hume during the chaos in March

A protester stands in front of a police line near to Bridewell Police station during the 'Kill The Bill' protest against The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

The event was held to stage opposition to a controversial Government bill which would curtail the right to protest

She was released by a judge at Bristol Crown Court on unconditional bail.

The court heard she was part of a group of thousands of people who took to the streets of the city on March 21 to march and then sit down outside Bridewell police station.

The event was held to stage opposition to a controversial Government bill which would curtail the right to protest.

After a largely peaceful protest, the scenes turned ugly, with some protesters letting off fireworks, throwing missiles at police, setting a police van on fire and smashing the windows of the police station.

Indigo Bond (masked) arrives at Bristol Crown Court, August 2 2021. Indigo Bond (masked) arrives at Bristol Crown Court, August 2 2021

'Kill the Bill' campaigners are against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which would give police and the Home Secretary increased powers to stop protests.

It also makes a special new law to protect monuments and statues, in the wake of the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, with the crime of damaging them punishable by up to ten years in prison.

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