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Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson appear in court for affray charge

It appears that playing up does run in the family as the grandson of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr’s and Liam Gallagher’s son, have appeared in court to deny criminal charges.

The incident saw Gallagher’s son, Gene, and Starr’s grandson, Sonny Starkey, both 18, as well as a third defendant, Noah Ponte, 19 deny the criminal charges over an alleged altercation with staff in a Hampstead branch of Tesco Express.

The trio pleaded not guilty to affray, to using or threatening “unlawful violence towards another” and conducting themselves in a manner that would “cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety”. Ponte also denied an additional charge of racially aggravated common assault.

Gallagher, Oasis frontman Liam’s youngest son with Nicole Appleton, was accompanied by his Prodigy uncle, Liam Howlett, as he arrived at court. Starkey was accompanied by his father Jason, the son of Beatles’ own, Ringo Starr.

The trio were released on unconditional bail until the hearing on 9 March