Pink Floyd star's son jailed for 16 months

Pink Floyd star's son jailed for 16 months

Gilmour, who is 21 years old and a student 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. He has since apologised for his behaviour, reported The Telegraph online

Appearing at Kingston Crown Court, Gilmour said that he had taken both LSD and valium before the incident and did not remember throwing the bin. He also said that he did not know what the Cenotaph was before he defaced it.

"Such outrageous and deeply offensive behaviour gives a clear indication of how out of control you were that day. It caused public outrage and understandably so," said Judge Nicholas Price of the 21-year-old's behaviour during the sentencing.

Price also dismissed Gilmour's claim that he did not know what the Cenotaph was, adding: "For a young man of your intelligence and education and background to profess to not know what the Cenotaph represents defies belief. You have shown disrespect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, to those who fell defending this country."

Gilmour has not indicated yet as to whether he will be appealing against the conviction.

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