Liam Gallagher’s Son And Ringo Starr’s Grandson Face Criminal Charges For Racially Aggravated Assault
Oasis singer and frontman Liam Gallagher’s son Gene Gallagher, The Beatles drummer’s grandson Sonny Starkey and their model friend Noah Ponte will be facing a trial next year after being accused of racially aggravated assault, affray, and theft in an event that happened in Tesco two years ago.
The events started when the Tesco that Gene, Sonny, and Noah went to a store that did not allow them to buy alcohol after midnight due to the law that bans the selling of alcohol after 23:00 in the UK. The conflict continued to grow when Ponte allegedly stole a can of beer and uttered racist words to an employee of the shop.
Here is what he allegedly said:
“You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from. You’re not wanted here.”
Their first court date was last February. They all pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. However, the security cameras recorded everything, therefore, they were all charged.
Gene Gallagher was charged with racially aggravated assault and affray. Sony Starkey was charged with assault by beating and Noah Ponte was charged with affray, racially aggravated assault, theft, and assault by beating. The prosecuting lawyer stated that this case is actually very simple.
“Factually it’s a very straightforward case, much of the incident was captured on CCTV, that which isn’t is described by eyewitnesses, by those who are described as the alleged victims.”
They were all released on bail waiting for their next trial on March 28, 2022, and yet again, they are pleading not guilty. Gene’s father Liam, and Sonny’s father Jason were present at the court but they did not make an statement or a comment about the situation.