Tuesday 18 December 2018

Kate Middleton's uncle charged with assault after incident in London street

Gary Goldsmith, 52, who has been charged with assault by beating after an incident in Wimpole Street, London Justin Tallis/PA Wire
Gary Goldsmith, 52, who has been charged with assault by beating after an incident in Wimpole Street, London Justin Tallis/PA Wire
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KATE Middleton's uncle has been charged with assault by beating.

Gary Goldsmith, 52, was charged with the offence after an alleged incident near his home in Wimpole Street, London, at around 1.20am on Friday.

He was bailed and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on October 31, The Metropolitan Police said.

Goldsmith is the younger brother of Carole Middleton, and attended the weddings of both Kate and Pippa.

In the past he has spoken fondly of his nieces. Describing his pride at seeing Kate marry The Duke of Cambridge, he said: "She is this confident, clever, caring girl who has taken her responsibilities in marriage and job incredible seriously.

"I think everyone thinks she's sincere, in love and doing her job to the best of her ability."

William and Kate. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
William and Kate. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Goldsmith was brought up with his sister in Southall, west London. Their mother worked in a shop and also did accounts, while their father was a painter and decorator.

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