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Charlie Gilmour charged over Royal car convoy attack

11 February 11 17:49
Charlie Gilmour

Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd star David Gilmour, has been charged with violent disorder linked to an attack on a convoy carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in London.

The Royals' vehicle was targeted during a tuition fee protest on 9 December.

Mr Gilmour, 21, of Billingshurst, Sussex, had already been charged with violent disorder over a separate alleged incident on the same day.

A charge he faced of stealing a mannequin leg was withdrawn.

Mr Gilmour allegedly sat on the bonnet of a car carrying Royal protection officers in Regent Street, central London.

The vehicle was part of a three-car convoy taking the couple to the Royal Variety performance at the London Palladium nearby.

Mr Gilmour is also alleged to have thrown a rubbish bin at the convoy, hitting a car, but not the one containing the Royals.

He did not indicate a plea when he appeared before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The case was adjourned until 25 March.

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