Gilmour’s Son Loses Appeal

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October 28, 2011 | 7:30am EST

David Gilmour’s son has lost an appeal against his prison sentence for taking part in a riot during student protests in London last year.
The Pink Floyd rocker’s adopted son Charlie was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for violent disorder for his part in a mass demonstration over a huge hike in university tuition fees.

The 21 year old trampled on a war memorial during the demo and also urged other protesters to attack the British capital’s Houses of Parliament.

Gilmour went back to court to fight his sentence, filing an appeal earlier this month, but judges at the Court of Appeal turned down his request on Friday, ruling his punishment was not “unduly harsh,” according to the BBC.