Footage caught man throwing fireworks at police at Suites Hotel, court hears

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A man accused of throwing lit fireworks at police officers during violent scenes at the Suites Hotel claims that he only attended the scene to “take his friend away”.

Five men and three women went on trial at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday accused of violent disorder after a disturbance broke out during a protest outside the site in Kirkby on February 10 last year. It came after a video which allegedly showed an asylum seeker, who was staying at the hotel, “asking a 15-year-old for her phone number and a kiss” circulated on social media.

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