In December, the Bristol police charged four people with criminal damage to the statue of Edward Colston. The bronze statue was removed from its plinth and tipped into the harbour by anti-racist demonstrators on 7 June 2020. No arrests were made at the time.
Rhian Graham (29), Milo Ponsford (25), Jake Skuse (32) and Sage Willoughby (21) appeared for a plea and directions hearing on 25 January.
Bristol city council, who recovered the statue of the 17th-century slave trader from the dock, reckon the value of damage at £3,750.
The 10,000-strong Bristol demonstration in June was part of a wave of protests around the world organised by Black Lives Matter in reaction to the killing of George Floyd and other black people by US police officers.