Gilmour charged over royal car attack

The son of the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been charged over the attack on a convoy carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during a student fees riot.

Charlie Gilmour appeared before Westminster magistrates' court yesterday accused of violent disorder during the disturbance in Regent Street in London, on 9 December. He is alleged to have sat on the bonnet of a car carrying royal protection officers.

Mr Gilmour, 21, of Billingshurst, Sussex, had already been charged with violent disorder over a separate alleged incident on the same day. A charge he faced of stealing a mannequin leg was withdrawn.

The case was adjourned to 25 March.