Charlie Gilmour Released

15 November 2011, 10:06

Cambridge University student Charlie Gilmour has been released from prison, four months after he was jailed for violent disorder at a student fees protest.

The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months in prison after he was seen swinging from a Union flag on the Cenotaph during demonstrations in London last December.

He must wear an electronic tag for four months following his release.

According to his solicitors, his early release is "in line with normal Home Office procedure."

Laurie Martin, Editor of Varsity student newspaper, talks to Heart's Liz Summers.

It's not clear whether he will be allowed to return to his studies at Cambridge University where he is a student at Girton College.

A spokesman for the university said: "No decision has been made yet. 

If he did come back, he would have to start in the next academic year."

Cambridge University Student's Union has said it would support any student wishing to return to education after completing a penal sentence.

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