November 16, 2011 10:31
Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour's son Charlie released from jail
Gilmour is released after serving four months of a 16-month sentence
Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, has been released from prison after serving four months of a 16-month prison sentence for violent disorder.
Gilmour, who is 21 and was studying at Cambridge University, was jailed in July after being found guilty of charges of violent disorder after he was filmed swinging from a flag on the Cenotaph, throwing a bin at a car carrying Prince Charles and smashing a window.
As part of the conditions of his release, Gilmour will be subject to a home detention curfew, meaning he must remain at his home from 7pm to 7am every night until he has reached the halfway point of his sentence.
His solicitor Robert Brown, from Corker Binning solicitors, told the Guardian in a statement: "Today, 15 November, Charlie Gilmour was released from HMP Wayland subject to him complying with a home detention curfew (HDC – commonly known as tagging). The curfew will continue until the halfway point of his 16-month sentence."
He continued: "This is standard procedure for prisoners who are serving a sentence of between three months and four years. Charlie Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment on 15 July 2011 and his release today subject to HDC is therefore in line with normal Home Office procedure."
A spokesman for Dave Gilmour said that it was hoped that his son would resume his studies at the next opportunity.
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