David Gilmour To Appeal Against Son's Jailing

Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour is set to appeal against the 16 month prison sentence handed to his son for violent disorder.

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Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour is set to appeal against the 16 month prison sentence handed to his son for violent disorder.

As reported by the Evening Standard, their solicitor Robert Brown confirmed the family are "actively considering grounds for appeal".

They are said to be hopeful of cutting his sentence.

Charlie Gilmour, 21, was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges that including defacing the Cenotaph, throwing a bin at a car carrying Prince Charles and smashing a window.

When the judge, Nicholas Price QC, passed sentence he said, "Such outrageous and deeply offensive behaviour gives a clear indication of how out of control you were that day."

The Daily Mail reports that Charlie had taken a cocktail of drugs, including LSD, Valium and whiskey, when he took part in the protests last year (November 2010), over the hike in tuition fees.

Charlie Gilmour, the biological son of Dave Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, and adopted by the musician, has apologised for his actions, saying it was "a moment of idiocy."

Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    digman50
    It's not even his biological son, it's his step-son so no-one should say anything about David Gilmour.
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN
    johnyguitar wrote: archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason? Best quote of the day...bar none!!!
    ^This. So much win. +1.
    brandon-hammond
    the only reason there doing this is to show people when you **** with the government that they have power over you, so don't **** with them, and they are using famous people now because when you see something about david gilmour you are 99/100 times going to click it
    nnb
    Rattlehead2 : You know, the only thing he should be sentenced for is defacing the Cenotaph. The window could be bought back with some compensation. Throwing a bin at prince Charles' car however...
    Throwing a bin at prince Charles' car ...priceless
    maiden=gods
    Burgery wrote: Should have gone On The Run. I guess he'll have to do his Time.
    my friend, i think you win
    Slash181
    nargoth wrote: Why is it relevant he took LSD and Valium before? Valium effectively cancels out LSD, and if he was on Valium, he'd have been far too sedate to riot like that. The only thing that would have contributed to his behaviour would have been the whiskey. And what sort of idiot "turns towards LSD" (he mentioned this after being rejected by his biological father), it won't make you forget your problems, it just amplifies however you are feeling a hundred fold, so it'd do quite the opposite.
    +1
    kthxbi
    Mazzakazza wrote: "and whiskey" Some people say Alcohol is a drug. It's not a drug. It's a drink.
    and by that reasoning, opium isn't a drug, it's a plant. shrooms aren't a drug, they're a fungus.
    Baconfish
    foopeppers wrote: I think that his actions were justified tbh...I was just as pissed off that day when the Tories said I couldnt have an education because Im not rich enough. What is this a third world country? That aside, he should have a statue erected of him just for trashing the Prince Charles car.
    Yeah, you can be pissed off about the fees all you want but that in no way justifies swinging from a flag on the effing Cenotaph.
    Guitar_Joe wrote: let him bloody rot the disrespectfu, spoilt little s**t. Like 9 grand uni fees are a problem to him anyway. Hopefully some big bloke will take a liking to him in prison and make him his "special friend".
    Because people should only oppose something ridiculous if it affects them directly?
    Mazzakazza
    Kelicon wrote: Mazzakazza wrote: "and whiskey" Some people say Alcohol is a drug. It's not a drug. It's a drink. "A drug, broadly speaking, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function." You my friend, fail. A drink is, for example, a White Russian... which contains the drug known as Alcohol.
    DW, you've never seen Brass Eye and missed the reference. I ain't even mad brah.
    Kelicon
    Mazzakazza wrote: "and whiskey" Some people say Alcohol is a drug. It's not a drug. It's a drink.
    "A drug, broadly speaking, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function." You my friend, fail. A drink is, for example, a White Russian... which contains the drug known as Alcohol.
    nargoth
    johnyguitar wrote: nargoth wrote: sticksause wrote: It's relevant that he took LSD and Valium because they really say something about his character at the time. The kid likes messing with drugs and causing trouble. I like using LSD and not causing trouble, just listen to music, or play guitar in my house, or go on a nature walk looking at beautiful trippy fractal trees. Ha, now where is your logic? Try it when you are with your girlfriend....you wont believe how intense/enjoyable it makes sex...
    Done it before =P Explosion of fractal pleasure - pure win
    Guitar_Joe
    let him bloody rot the disrespectfu, spoilt little s**t. Like 9 grand uni fees are a problem to him anyway. Hopefully some big bloke will take a liking to him in prison and make him his "special friend".
    Imptheshrimp
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    dmaccy06 wrote: "All in all it's just, another brick in the wall." I mean, it wan't about "money." The kid was obviously "comfortably numb." Poor kid was probably missing his biological dad. He was probably chanting, "wish you were here." "Time" will tell if the boy plans on "coming back to life." In the meantime, we'll see him on "the dark side of the moon." "Hey You," stop crying!
    Metal_Militia15 wrote: archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason? You know you really shouldn't Meddle with things like that.
    You people are awful. I'm so proud.
    bokma
    Burgery wrote: Should have gone On The Run. I guess he'll have to do his Time.
    zzzzzing!
    Swannie
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    Unless the valium and lsd gave him brain damage.
    OctoberWind
    Mazzakazza wrote: "and whiskey" Some people say Alcohol is a drug. It's not a drug. It's a drink.
    That's an idiotic thing to say.
    nailsarecruel
    Burgery wrote: Should have gone On The Run. I guess he'll have to do his Time.
    But this punishment is a bit extreme, don't you think? They treated him like Arnold Layne, putting him behind The Wall with a bunch of Animals. But then again, he could have used his time constructively and tried Learning To Fly.
    Guitar_Joe
    Because people should only oppose something ridiculous if it affects them directly?
    I've got no problem with people opposing anything, freedom of speech is something that people are happy to fight and die for in many country's so I've got no people exerting that right over here in the UK where we already have it. However a majority of the students including Gilmour's son were a disgrace, that wasn't protesting that was a bunch of little s**ts causing havoc thinking they were "fighting the power" or something and ruining the proper protest for those who wanted to do it peacefully. To put it in perspective you had students over here like Charlier Gilmour who is 21, thinking he was doing us all a great favour by jumping all over the cenotaph, when there people out in Iraq and Afghanistan younger then him fighting and dying for our country so that he can be safe at home to abuse his right to protest and to freedom of speech. A right that he wouldn't have anyway if those who the cenotaph commemorates didn't protect it all them years ago. Rant over
    Most_Triumphant
    Dingo42 wrote: shikkaka wrote: what is the cenotaph? It's a war memorial for dead British service men and women.
    Wow, that's a twist David has always been antiwar but he also was supportive to the troops and showed respect. Serve your time like a man its only 16 months.
    Vinushka
    The thing that bugs me was that he was protesting the rise in uni fees. Because I'm sure the son of Dave Gilmour is strapped for cash.
    azisnomarsa
    nailsarecruel wrote: Burgery wrote: Should have gone On The Run. I guess he'll have to do his Time. But this punishment is a bit extreme, don't you think? They treated him like Arnold Layne, putting him behind The Wall with a bunch of Animals. But then again, he could have used his time constructively and tried Learning To Fly.
    Well let's just hope that those drugs didn't cause any Brain Damage, or his Trial could be sort of not pleasant for everyone.
    sparkeyjames
    UK is a country which has pretty much banned self defense against criminal actions. Arrested someone who had a razor knife for cutting up cartons in his car. Why not throw the book at someone who acts like an ass in public. At least David has tried to keep himself somewhat in the background (except for hiring the lawyer). IE no public comments. He let the kid take most of the heat for his actions. That said a 16 month jail sentence is a little harsh. Here in the US he would have got at most a years probation.
    carpincowboy
    little_wingjimi wrote: I find it interesting that he gets a sentence like this for "Such outrageous and deeply offensive behavior" which i guess refers to the cenotaph. I seem to remember an episode where a certain group spent remembrance Sunday burning poppies, i seem to remember that nothing much happened to those fu*kers!
    totaly agree.
    6sic6_blank
    What are the chances that the one car you decide to throw a bin at, is the one car to carry royalty in it. That's insane. Lol.
    little_wingjimi
    I find it interesting that he gets a sentence like this for "Such outrageous and deeply offensive behavior" which i guess refers to the cenotaph. I seem to remember an episode where a certain group spent remembrance Sunday burning poppies, i seem to remember that nothing much happened to those fu*kers!
    dr_john
    he's a complete dickhead but the sentence was way over the top. on the other hand, a heavy fine would have been meaningless. a lot of other people get much lower sentences for doing far worse crimes.
    betterman5
    I had High Hopes when I saw a UG title with David Gilmour in the title but am now Lost For Words at his sons actions. He can't really Take It Back now. He can Keep Talking all he likes but it's not going to change what he did.
    Root Beer
    Swannie wrote: archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason? Unless the valium and lsd gave him brain damage.
    Then he'd probably just be comfortably numb.
    Mazzakazza
    They only jailed Gilmour's son because they knew it would get huge publicity, too. It's about sending a message, a politically motivated message to any dissatisfied people in the UK. His behaviour was unacceptable, putting aside my republican beliefs, he did throw a bin at a car carrying people - which is criminal damage at the very least. I bet there's a whole lot more kids who got away with it though because they're not famous people's kids and therefore not worth pursuing as the media won't cover them.
    Metal_Militia15
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    You know you really shouldn't Meddle with things like that.
    shikkaka
    Dingo42 wrote: shikkaka wrote: what is the cenotaph? It's a war memorial for dead British service men and women.
    I see. So that guy is a complete dick then.
    Sam Mézec
    In the English criminal courts system a guilty plea automatically results in 1/3 off of the sentence. Meaning if he had pleaded innocence, he would have been locked up for 24 months. How on Earth can it be considered fair and just to lock a kid up for 2 years for this? I recommend reading the excellent article in the Daily Mail for a pretty good summation of how ridiculous this is. (p.s. I wouldn't normally even use the Daily Mail as toilet paper, but that particular article was quite good)
    i_am_metalhead
    nargoth wrote: Why is it relevant he took LSD and Valium before? Valium effectively cancels out LSD, and if he was on Valium, he'd have been far too sedate to riot like that. The only thing that would have contributed to his behaviour would have been the whiskey. And what sort of idiot "turns towards LSD" (he mentioned this after being rejected by his biological father), it won't make you forget your problems, it just amplifies however you are feeling a hundred fold, so it'd do quite the opposite.
    Not at all. First off, no two people react to the same drug in the same manner. Most stimulants actually act as depressants in my body. Also, a sedative such as Valium won't counteract a psychadelic ergoline such as LSD. Maybe had he taken some speed and then Valium your theory would work, but he didn't. In any case, I hate it when people use drugs and alcohol as a scapegoat for their poor decisions. Yes, they do alter your state of mind but 1) You're the one who ingested the drugs so you should be prepared to face any consequences from your actions thereafter and 2) You are still making the decisions - no one is forcing you to do anything. He should serve is 16 months and move on with his life.
    johnyguitar
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    Best quote of the day...bar none!!!
    Vince Sixx
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    ahahaha
    Dingo42
    shikkaka wrote: what is the cenotaph?
    It's a war memorial for dead British service men and women.
    ma_tt11
    archerkoala wrote: You could say it was a....momentary lapse of reason?
    Why wasnt this the first comment on the page? C'mon UG, you disappoint.