Sample Article By Casey Melnick
As two of the most iconic bands in British history, the members of The Beatles and Oasis are quite familiar with being in the spotlight for a variety of reasons, both good and bad. This time, however, the attention has shifted to their family members and it’s for a reason entirely unflattering.
The trio of Sonny Starkey, Gene Gallagher and model Noah Ponte are headed to trial related to a plethora of accused crimes stemming from a May 2019 incident at a Tesco Express in Hampstead, North London.
Allegedly, late one night the boys were confronted by a shopkeeper after they were observed to be “windmilling” down an aisle. Things got violent when Ponte tried buying alcohol after midnight, well past the 11:00 pm UK mandated cutoff for alcohol purchases.
When confronted, Ponte allegedly told Tesco employee Shvium Patel, “You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from. You’re not wanted here.”
Ponte is accused of stealing a can of alcohol, racially abusing and physically assaulting Patel, and causing an affray. Not to be outdone, the other two boys also face charges related to this incident.
Gene Gallagher, the son of mercurial ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, is charged with racially aggravated assault on Tesco employee Hiran Rajput and causing an affray.
Sonny Starkey, who is the grandson of legendary drummer and former Beatle Ringo Starr, is accused of two counts of assault for beating Rajput and Patel, as well as causing an affray.
This trio, who all pleaded not guilty to their respective charges, first appeared in court last February when charges were formerly issued. All three boys remain on bail until they are slated to appear in court on March 28th, 2022.