Liam Gallagher’s son and Ringo Starr’s grandson to face trial after Tesco brawl
Liam Gallagher 's son and Ringo Starr's grandson are set to face trial after allegedly attacking a Tesco security guard after a pal "hurled racial abuse" at staff members.
Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 19, and their pal model Noah Ponte, 20, have all pleaded not guilty to an affray charge relating to an alleged incident at a Tesco Express in Hampstead, North London.
The trio, who appeared in a socially-distanced dock wearing facemasks at London’s Wood Green Crown Court, spoke to confirm their pleas to a series of alleged offences.
It was claimed that violence broke out at the high street shop and two staff members – Hiran Rajput and Shvium Patel – were assaulted in May 2019.
The charge alleges they "threatened unlawful violence" against the staff who would have feared for their safety.
Gallagher is also charged with racially-aggravated assault by beating against against Mr Rajput.
Starkey is also charged with two counts of assault by beating, one against each of the shop workers.
Ponte also is charged with theft, racially-aggravated assault against Mr Patel and assault by beating against Mr Rajput.
He is accused of stealing a can of alcohol around midnight after the shop had stopped selling alcohol.
Wood Green Magistrates Court heard Ponte then told a South Asian worker: "You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from. You're not wanted here."
All three are then claimed to have attacked members of staff – with Gallagher and Starkey allegedly "windmilling" down the aisle – before leaving the store.
Starkey was supported in court by drummer and road manager father Jason, while Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher did not attend.
Gene is the son of rocker Liam and All Saints singer Nicole Appleton.
Starkey wore a white shirt and dark trousers and jacket, while Ponte wore a grey jumper and Gallagher wore a black jumper.
The trio were unconditionally bailed for a trial which is provisionally set to begin at the same court on January 18.
It is set to last for up to eight days.
- Liam Gallagher
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