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Liam Gallagher's 19-year-old son, Gene, and his exemplary friend deny the "racist attack" on the Tesco worker


Liam Gallagher's 19-year-old son, Gene, and his exemplary friend deny the "racist attack" on the Tesco Express worker during the "Late Night Fight" in which Ringo Starr's grandson is also involved

  • Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 19, were arrested on May 17, 2019
  • They are accused of attacking Tesco Express employees in Hampstead, London
  • Gene is the son of Liam Gallagher and Sonny is the grandson of Ringo Starr

Liam Gallagher's youngest son and Ringo Starr's grandson are on trial for allegedly assaulting Tesco workers while they were trying to buy drinks at a store near their Hampstead homes.

Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 19 years old, were arrested on May 17 last year after a nightly argument on a Tesco Express in Hampstead, north London.

The two were out at a nearby pub with 20-year-old model Noah Ponte when they entered the store at midnight looking for more alcohol.

Gallagher and Starkey are accused of winding down the aisle at a shopkeeper who tried to prevent them from leaving.

WoodGreen Magistrates Court's Gene Gallagher, along with Noel Ponte and Sonny Starkey, are accused today of committing affair at Tesco Express in Hampstead

The trio denied all charges of Affray, while Gallagher and Ponte were also charged with aggravated aggression.

Starkey and Pontey also denied the attack by beating shopkeeper Hiran Rajput.

Gallagher and Starkey also denied attacking Shium Patel by beating in the same incident.

Ponte alone denied stealing a can of alcohol from Tesco.

Her trial was scheduled for January 18 next year in Wood Green Crown Court.

Sonny's father Jason, 49 – the youngest son of Beatles drummer Ringo, 79, was in court to hear the case.

Noel Ponte at WoodGreen Magistrates Court today

Sonny Starkey at WoodGreen Magistrates Court today

Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey (pictured), both 19 years old, were arrested on May 17 last year after a late night argument on a Tesco Express in Hampstead, north London. Pictured today

Prosecutor Alexander Agbamu said: "In fact, it is a very simple case, much of the incident was captured on video surveillance which is not described by eyewitnesses, by those who are described as alleged victims."

Ponte, a model signed at IMG, is accused of racially abusing shopkeeper Shium Patel after he was told he couldn't buy a can of beer at midnight by saying, “You damn Indians. Go back to your place of origin. You are not wanted here. & # 39;

Gallagher, Starkey, and Ponte, all from Hampstead, all competed in Affray.

Gallagher continued to deny racially aggravated attacks by beatings.

The prosecution alleges that he was attacked by beating Hiran Rajput and, at the time or immediately before or after, showed Hiran Rajput's hostility, which was based on his membership or presumed belonging to a particular racial group, namely the Indians, and was whole or motivated in part by hostility towards members of a particular racial group, namely the Indians, due to belonging to such racial group. "

Ponte and Starkey further denied the attack by beating shopkeeper Hiran Rajput.

Starkey denied beating Shium Patel against him.

Ponte denied theft and racially aggravated assault by beatings.

The second charge against him alleges that he was attacked by beating Shium Patel and demonstrating at, or immediately before or after, Shium Patel's hostility based on his membership or suspected racial affiliation. namely Indian and was motivated in whole or in part by hostility towards members of a certain racial group, namely Indian due to belonging to such a racial group. "

They were all given unconditional bail ahead of a preliminary hearing on January 18, which was confirmed at a case management hearing on December 17.

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