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Charlie Gilmour charged over student protest violence

Charlie Gilmour
Image caption Charlie Gilmour was accused of violent disorder and stealing the leg of a mannequin last month

The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been charged with violent disorder during a protest against increased tuition fees in London.

Charlie Gilmour, 21, of Billingshurst, Sussex, is also accused of stealing a mannequin leg on 9 December.

He is due at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 10 February.

Christopher Hilliard, 22, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, and a 17-year-old from Cheshire who cannot be named were also charged with violent disorder.

The Metropolitan Police also said three people had been charged with alleged offences at two earlier demonstrations against the government's proposals for education.

James Cross, 26, of Lewisham, south London, and Kevin Wilson-Webb, 50, of Kensington, west London, were accused of stealing police equipment on 24 November.

And Justice Sey, 28, of East Finchley, north London, has been charged with criminal damage to a government building.

Following the protest on 30 November, James Jeffal, 19, from Cricklewood, north-west London, has been charged with causing fear of unlawful damage.

In addition, five people aged between 17 and 23 were given police cautions for their actions at protests in central London during November.

Mr Gilmour is a student at Cambridge University.

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