Southampton Teenager Bailed

17 November 2010, 11:11 | Updated: 17 November 2010, 15:09

An 18-year-old student has appeared in court today charged with violent disorder after a fire extinguisher was thrown at officers during riots at the London Conservative Party headquarters.

Edward Woollard was arrested in Southampton on Monday following the student-led protests which culminated in Millbank Tower being overrun and vandalised by a number of demonstrators.

The teenager was charged with violent disorder, contrary to Section 2 of the Public Order Act, on Tuesday night after being questioned by Metropolitan Police officers.

Woollard, of Dukeswood Drive, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday Nov 17th) and was granted bail.

Last Friday, a 23-year-old student from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge was arrested and then released on bail on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police yesterday released images of 13 protesters suspected of committing criminal offences.

They were captured on CCTV cameras inside the office complex and on its roof as dozens of demonstrators stormed the building.

They were also filmed by officers stationed on the forecourt as more than 1,000 people gathered outside the headquarters of the Tory Party.

Windows were smashed, graffiti daubed on walls and missiles, including a fire extinguisher, were thrown from the seventh floor roof.

A four-hour stand-off ended when police brought in more than 100 extra officers to clear the building and the road outside.

The Metropolitan Police have launched Operation Malone in a bid to trace those responsible for the violence and vandalism.

Anyone who recognises any of the suspects should call 020 8246 9386 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.