Tuesday 21 November 2017

College fee protests: Gilmour son released from jail on tag

Charlie Gilmour has been charged with violent disorder during a student fees protest (AP)
Charlie Gilmour has been charged with violent disorder during a student fees protest (AP)
Charlie Gilmour has been charged with violent disorder during a student fees protest (AP)

Tom Rowley

THE adopted son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been released from prison, four months after he was sentenced for violent disorder during the tuition fee protests in London, his solicitor said today.

Charlie Gilmour was jailed for 16 months in July after he was seen swinging from a Union flag on the Cenotaph during demonstrations in London last December.



Robert Brown, from Corker Binning solicitors, said: "Today, November 15, 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 July 15 2011 and his release today subject to HDC is therefore in line with normal Home Office procedure."

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