Liam Gallagher’s son Gene, Ringo Starr’s grandson Sonny and their model pal have plead not guilty to affray in court, following an alleged altercation in a Tesco store.
Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 19, and their model friend Noah Ponte, 20, were in court following an alleged late-night brawl at a Tesco Express store in Hampstead in May 2019.
The trio, who all pled not guilty to the charge of affray, were seen leaving court with face masks on after appearing in London’s Wood Green Crown Court.
It was claimed that a fight broke out at the supermarket and two Indian staff members were allegedly assaulted.
The charge alleges the group ‘threatened unlawful violence’ against the staff, with Gallagher also being charged with racially-aggravated assault by beating against one of the men.
Starkey is also charged with two counts of assault by beating, one against each of the shop workers while Ponte is also charged with theft for allegedly stealing a can of alcohol, racially-aggravated assault and assault by beating.
The three men were unconditionally bailed until their trial which is set to begin on January 18 and is expected to last for up to eight days.
At an earlier hearing in March, prosecutor Alexander Agbamu told Wood Green Crown Court: ‘This is a very factually straightforward case where much of the incident has been captured by CCTV.
‘Nothing that hasn’t been captured on cameras can be given in evidence by witnesses.
‘We’re looking at a trial of between 7-8 days, all defendants being on bail.’
Gallagher and Starkey are accused of ‘windmilling’ down the aisle at a shopkeeper who was trying to stop them leaving the store.
Ponte is accused of racially abusing one of the men after he was told he couldn’t buy a can of beer at midnight, as it was after 11pm, and tried to leave the shop without paying.
He is accused of telling the men: ‘You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from. You’re not wanted here.’
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