David Gilmour's Wife Receiving Hate Mail Over Jailed Son

Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour's wife has been sent hate mail following the imprisonment of their son last month.

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Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour's wife has been sent hate mail following the imprisonment of their son last month.

Charlie Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months in jail after he was caught on camera rampaging across London with fellow students last December (10) in protests against a huge hike in U.K. university tuition fees.

The 21 year old, who was seen swinging from a flag pole on the Cenotaph war memorial and urging fellow protesters to "storm Parliament", admitted to a charge of violent disorder and was ordered to serve time.

The youngster's mother Polly Samson reveals she has since been bombarded with cruel letters at her home address since Charlie was sentenced on 15 July (11).

In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Receiving hate mail is such a bad start to the day. Apparently for accompanying my son to court instead of having him aborted 21 years ago."

"Online (criticism) somehow is expected. It's when they go to the trouble of tracking down (my) address. At least no excrement in this one."

David Gilmour adopted Charlie when he married Samson in 1994.

Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.

12 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Pagan_Poetry
    shes kinda hot. That being said, people are idiots. If I ever got hate mail, I'd just send return letters with me having written the same letters sent to me. See how they like it.
    Raven_Flight
    The pic is a lie. After the thought I think we all had with this pic I googled a bit and saw THE TRUTH.
    jrodgers
    Lol no shit look at those google pics. She's not a 10, really more of an airbrushed 7 or so.
    10gilmourfan
    A Mother should never be harassed for something her child did. I find it real creepy that some people actually sought out Polly's address. These people obviously need to get a life. These people should go to jail. Polly is a wonderful mother who stands by her children. She is a mother first. Nobody has a right to judge her or invade her right to privacy!
    jesse1994
    If you did what he did in america, youd either: A) Get only 30 days of jail time or B) Get sentenced to life cause of "treason"
    true_bacon22
    Why? It doesn't even seem like he did anything to terrible...I'd mail them animal parts back.
    duzit006
    10gilmourfan wrote: A Mother should never be harassed for something her child did. I find it real creepy that some people actually sought out Polly's address. These people obviously need to get a life. These people should go to jail. Polly is a wonderful mother who stands by her children. She is a mother first. Nobody has a right to judge her or invade her right to privacy!
    ... and its none of those peoples business in the first place.. im sure they have nothing better to do with there time im assuming
    2fast748
    This is only half the story. She's been getting harassed because she doesn't think Charlie did anything wrong. He was a part of a major riot and committed the tasteless crime of dicking about on a war memorial (people in the UK have been jailed for pissing on war memorials recently). The most ironic part is that he's a History student and claimed not to know it was the Cenotaph he was swinging from. For those not in the UK the Cenotaph is where the Queen lays a wreath of Remembrance Sunday, so it's a pretty iconic monument.