Gin inheritor, 69, who was accused of throwing his 95-year-old mom to the ground and snapping her strolling stick has assault conviction quashed
- Sir Walter Gavin Gilbey is the inheritor to Gilbey’s gin, which was arrange in 1872
- 69-year-old expressed ‘monumental reduction’ after decide and magistrates cleared him
- Beforehand solely allowed to contact mom with helper after assault conviction
Rory Tingle For Mailonline
Gin inheritor Sir Walter Gavin Gilbey has had his conviction for allegedly assaulting his 95-year-old mom quashed.
The 69-year-old expressed ‘monumental reduction’ after a decide and two magistrates cleared his identify at Hove Crown Court docket on Friday.
He was solely allowed to contact his mom Girl Gilbey with the supervision of a housekeeper or carer after he was convicted of assault in February.
Sir Walter Gavin Gilbey (left, in an undated photograph outdoors court docket) had been accused of attacking his mom (who’s seen on the best at on the marriage ceremony of her daughter Camilla Gilbey, additionally undated)
It had been claimed that he had thrown her to the ground and snapped her strolling stick on August 26 final 12 months throughout a row over their gin enterprise.
In a press release issued by his legal professionals on Monday, the inheritor to Gilbey’s gin, who makes use of his center identify Gavin, mentioned: ‘I want to specific my monumental reduction that the Gilbey identify has now been cleared.
‘After dwelling by a extremely irritating 15 months I’m actually pleased that I can now resume the connection with my loving and frail mom and proceed to take care of her for the remainder of her life.
‘I want to publicly thank Penny, my loving accomplice for over 20 years, and all of my pals for his or her steadfast help.’
His solicitor Nigel Richardson, from Hodge Jones and Allen, mentioned: ‘Sir Gavin has all the time maintained his innocence of those allegations and we’re delighted that his good identify has been cleared.
‘Sir Gavin has needed to endure a dwelling nightmare for the previous 15 months and I hope the quashing of his conviction permits him to maneuver on together with his life.’
Gilbey’s London Dry Gin was arrange in 1872. Pictured is a file photograph of one in all its bottles