Peer faces assault charge
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.
Wednesday 23 December 1992
Angus Alan Douglas Douglas- Hamilton - the 15th Duke of Hamilton, and hereditary keeper of the Palace of Holyrood - was given bail after being arrested. Although Lothian and Borders Police have not named the duke, they confirmed that 'a 54-year-old man had been arrested on 20 December and charged with road traffic offences'.
The Duke of Hamilton's younger brother, Lord James, is the Tory MP for Edinburgh West, and a government minister at the Scottish Office, with responsibility for road and transport issues.
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