Bru­tal punch af­ter boozy row

Daily Star - - News - By ROSS KANIUK ross.kaniuk@dai­lystar.co.uk

PRINCESS Kate’s un­cle has ad­mit­ted knock­ing out his wife with a punch.

Gary Gold­smith, 52, launched a left hook af­ter a drunken row on the way home from a char­ity event.

Wife Julie-Ann, 47, suf­fered bruis­ing to her cheek and a graze on her el­bow when she was knocked un­con­scious.

Kate Shilton, pros­e­cut­ing, told a court yes­ter­day that Gold­smith threw what was de­scribed by their taxi driver, Daniel Shep­herd, as a “left hook”. She added: “The ar­gu­ment took place in the back of a taxi.

“They both got out the taxi. Mr Shep­herd de­scribes Mrs Gold­smith slap­ping her hus- band to the face. He then de­scribes how Gold­smith punches her in the face.” Mrs Gold­smith lay mo­tion­less on the ground with her eyes closed for about 15 sec­onds and was taken to hos­pi­tal with bruis­ing. Gold­smith, of Maryle­bone, cen­tral London, ad­mit­ted as­sault. He will be sen­tenced on Novem­ber 21 but West­min­ster chief mag­is­trate Emma Ar­buth­not said he would not go to jail. Bail con­di­tions pre­vent him con­tact­ing his wife or vis­it­ing their ad­dress.

AR­GU­MENT: Gold­smith and wife Julie-Ann

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