Son of Pink Floyd guitarist jailed for fees riot
Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, was jailed for 16 months on Friday for...
the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, was jailed for 16 months
on Friday for going on a drug-fuelled rampage during a student fees
protest in London.
Gilmour, 21, had admitted
violent disorder. A court heard he had shouted "We're going to break all
the laws" during last December's protest.
was seen hanging from a Union Jack flag on the Cenotaph war memorial
and leaping on to the bonnet of a Jaguar car which was travelling in a
convoy carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.
defence team had disputed an allegation that he also threw a rubbish
bin at the car but the Press Association reported that Judge Nicholas
Price told Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court in southwest London he was
satisfied Gilmour had in fact thrown the bin.
was also accused of attacking the front window of Topshop's flagship
store in Oxford Street and making off with the leg of a mannequin.
court had heard the Cambridge University student had turned to drink
and drugs after being rejected by his biological father, writer
Heathcote Williams, and had taken LSD and valium in the hours leading up
to the violence.