Pink Floyd guitarist's son held after 'protest violence'
Published 13/12/2010 | 05:00
THE SON of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has been arrested over his involvement in the student protests in London last week. Charlie Gilmour, who was photographed hanging from the Union flag displayed at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, was held by police yesterday on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted criminal damage.
Mr Gilmour, a student at Cambridge University, later apologised for the "terrible insult" of grabbing the flag, and said he was "mortified by his moment of idiocy".
His is the highest profile of 35 arrests made after last Thursday's demonstrations.
Attention has also focused on the behaviour of Metropolitan Police officers. An official investigation is already taking place into an allegation that a student needed brain surgery after an officer struck him with a baton. The family of Alfie Meadows claim police tried to stop a hospital from treating the 20-year-old, because injured officers were being examined there.
The Met is refusing to comment on the case while it is being examined. (© Independent News Service)