This from spinner.com: Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for having embarked on a drink- and drug-fueled frenzy during a student fees protest in London. Gilmour, a 21-year-old student of History at Cambridge University, was first sentenced in July for “outrageous and deeply offensive behaviour” and has now lost his appeal, according to the Press Association.
Lord Justice Hughes announced the decision claiming the court wasn’t able to say that his sentence was, “arguably either manifestly excessive or wrong in principle.”
The list of grievances against Gilmour is lengthy. He was seen hanging from a Union flag on the Cenotaph memorializing dead soldiers; leaping onto the hood of a Jaguar in the royal convoy; throwing a garbage can at the vehicle carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall; and smashing a storefront window of the TopShop on Oxford street and absconding with the leg of a mannequin.
Gilmour has claimed that he was intoxicated, finding solace ingesting both LSD and Valium before his rampage. The binge began when his biological father, writer Heathcote Williams, rejected him yet again, failing to show up at Gilmour’s 21st birthday.