Gary Goldsmith fined over assaulting wife

Gary Goldsmith

LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle has been fined ¬£5,000 and given a community order after admitting assaulting his wife in a drunken argument in which she accused him of taking drugs. Gary Goldsmith, 52, knocked JulieAnn Goldsmith to the ground outside their home in Wimpole Street, central London, at around 1.20am on October 13 this year. He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of assault by beating.
Sentencing him, Chief Magistrate EmmaArbuthnot described him as being a “nasty drunk”, adding: “You were making your way by taxi.”Both had been drinking and the taxi driver listened as you argued. Your wife accused you of taking drugs and leaving her alone for most of the evening. You called her a nothing andwhore.”Goldsmithwassentencedtoa12-monthcommunityorderwith20sessionsofarehabilitation orderrequirement.Hewasalsofined¬£5,000 and ordered to pay a ¬£170 victim surcharge, and ¬£85 towards prosecution costs.