Pink Floyd's David Gilmour ordered to scrap beach hut or face prosecution

Rock musician must pull down hut from Hove mansion or risk prosecution

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour ordered to scrap beach hut or face prosecution
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour has been ordered to pull down a beach hut at his £3 million seafront mansion or risk prosecution.

The rocker has been told by Brighton and Hove council that the yellow hut he uses to store his bicycles is an eyesore following complaints from local members of the public, according to the Press Association.

A statement from a council spokeswoman said that if Gilmour failed to get rid of the hut by October 1 he could be prosecuted or be charged for its removal by the council.

"We have had a complaint from a member of the public and are legally obliged to act," she said. "As the planning appeal has failed, we have told the owners that the hut must be gone by October 1.

"If that doesn't happen, we would have no option but to issue an enforcement notice. Failure to comply with that means either prosecution or the council may remove the hut and charge the householder," she added.

Earlier this year, the Pink Floyd man's son Charlie Gilmour was jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to violent disorder. The 21-year-old, who was studying at Cambridge University, was jailed over charges of violent disorder after he was filmed defacing the Cenotaph, throwing a bin at a car carrying Prince Charles and smashing a window.

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