Kate’s un­cle Gary knocked his wife out with left hook

Duchess’s hor­ror at drunk street at­tack

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY VICTORIA MUR­PHY, BEN ROSSINGTON and RUS­SELL MY­ERS victoria.mur­phy@mir­ror.co.uk

KATE Mid­dle­ton faced fam­ily em­bar­rass­ment yes­ter­day as her un­cle ap­peared in court for a street at­tack on his wife.

Gary Gold­smith, 52, ad­mit­ted knock­ing out Julie-ann dur­ing a boozy row and could now be banned from be­ing near her.

The mil­lion­aire, once caught up in a drugs and hook­ers scan­dal, es­caped jail for the at­tack but a judge could pre­vent him from see­ing her af­ter she claimed the at­tack was not a one-off.

He was bailed with the con­di­tion he does not go near his wife or their home.

Preg­nant Kate, 35, showed no sign of the tur­moil her un­cle’s vi­o­lent be­hav­iour has no doubt caused as she toured the Fam­ily Ac­tion chil­dren’s home in Islington, North Lon­don, yes­ter­day.

But one royal ob­server said: “I can’t imag­ine she’s not up­set by what hap­pened, by what he’s done.

“But she cer­tainly wouldn’t be talk­ing about it openly and wouldn’t let her guard down or dis­play any true feel­ings. She has gone out to­day, this didn’t stop her do­ing what she has to do.”

Four-times mar­ried Gold­smith, said to be worth £30mil­lion, ap­peared at West­min­ster mag­is­trates charged with as­sault by beat­ing.

He had been to a char­ity party with Julie-ann, 47, in Lon­don when the pair started to ar­gue in the back of a taxi.

Af­ter cab­bie Daniel Shep­herd dropped them off at their Maryle­bone home he saw Julie-ann slap her hus­band in the face. Gold­smith, who is Kate’s mum’s

CA­ROLE KATE

Kate, her mum, brother & sis­ter at Gary’s first wed­ding brother, then landed a left hook on his wife of five years, which floored her. Pros­e­cu­tor Kate Shilton said: “She re­mains on the floor with her eyes closed for 15 sec­onds. She asks Mr Shep­herd to call the po­lice.

“Mr Gold­smith then turns his ag­gres­sion to­wards him. Mr Shep­herd says, ‘What, are you go­ing start on me now?’ Po­lice ar­rived shortly af­ter­wards.”

UN­CLE GARY JAMES PIPPA

Julie-ann was taken to hospi­tal but dis­charged with­out treat­ment. But the court was shown pic­tures of her bruised face. Chief mag­is­trate Emma Ar­buth­not said: “I have read [Julie-ann’s] state­ment. There are pre­vi­ous al­le­ga­tions she is mak­ing.

“Ac­cord­ing to her it is not a com­plete one-off. I need to know more. I am ex­clud­ing cus­tody, I am look­ing at a com­mu­nity or­der but I am look­ing at how to pro­tect this lady from this man so it doesn’t hap­pen again.” Gold­smith will be sen­tenced next Tues­day. He re­fused to com­ment as he left the court af­ter an hour-long in­ter­view with the Pro­ba­tion Ser­vice. Julie-ann also had noth­ing to say when ap­proached out­side their home. Eight years ago, Gold­smith brought shame on the fam­ily when he was caught with drugs and pros­ti­tutes at his Ibiza villa.

AT COURT Four-times wed Gary Gold­smith BE­FORE AT­TACK With Julie-ann on the night he as­saulted her FAM­ILY PHOTO

VIC­TIM Julie-ann yes­ter­day

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