Monday, December 13, 2010

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour’s son released on bail

The BBC reports that Charlie Gilmour - son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour - has been released on bail following his arrest Sunday, for his participation in the student riots in London last week.

The protest was in response to rising tuition fees at British universities.

Gilmour was arrested at his Sussex home on Sunday on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted criminal damage of the Union flag on the Cenotaph.

The 21-year-old student was taken to a Sussex police station where he was also arrested on suspicion of theft, possibly thought to relate to a boot he was seen carrying under his coat after the riots at Topshop on Oxford Street.

Various picture of Gilmour during the protests are making the rounds: the first featured him climbing atop The Cenotaph - of one of Britain's most important war memorials – and swinging from the Union Jack.

Newer photos include Gilmour throwing rocks and attempting to light a pile of newspapers at the entrance to the Supreme Court; his fire attempt was foiled after fellow students alerted police about what he was doing.

He was bailed until a date in June pending further inquiries, police said.

Charlie issued an apology for his actions on Friday.

Check out the full BBC article here.

See also:

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour’s son apologizes for London memorial protest
Pink Floyd: David Gilmour’s son arrested following London riots

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