Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pink Floyd guitarist’s son released from jail

The Wall has come down for Charlie Gilmour.

The Guardian reports the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been released from prison, four months after he was sentenced for violent disorder during the London tuition fee protests last December.

In July, Charlie was jailed for 16 months for his behavior, which included swinging from a union flag on the Cenotaph, leaping on to the hood of a car that formed part of a royal convoy carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to the Royal Variety Performance, and hurling a garbage can at the vehicle.

Gilmour’s lawyer, Robert Brown, said: "Today, 15 November, Charlie Gilmour was released from HMP Wayland subject to him complying with a home detention curfew (HDC – commonly known as tagging). The curfew will continue until the halfway point of his 16-month sentence. This is standard procedure for prisoners who are serving a sentence of between three months and four years.”

"Charlie Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment on 15 July 2011 and his release today subject to HDC is therefore in line with normal Home Office procedure."

Gilmour admitted violent disorder after joining thousands demonstrating in London's Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square last year.

At his appeal last month, his lawyer told the court of appeal that Gilmour was intoxicated and did not realize he was swinging from the Cenotaph.

The crown court judge accepted that the incident did not form part of the violent disorder, but described it as "outrageous and deeply offensive behavior."

Read more at The Guardian here.

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