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Liam Gallagher’s son Gene, 18, and pals ‘in Tesco booze fracas’

‘Booze row’: Gene Gallagher and Ringo Starr’s grandson Sonny Starkey (right) attacked shop worker, a court heard PICTURES: SWNS/EPA

LIAM GALLAGHER’S son and two friends ‘windmilled’ down the aisle during a late-night scuffle in Tesco, a court heard.

Gene Gallagher, 18, was with Sonny Starkey — the 19-year-old grandson of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr — and Noah Ponte, also 19, when a fight over booze broke out in the Tesco Express store in Hampstead, north London, it is alleged.

The teenagers are attempting to have assault and affray charges against them thrown out following the incident on May 19 last year.

Charges: Model Noah Ponte, 19, is alleged to have racially abused a Tesco worker and stolen a can of beer

The trio, who wore suits, spoke only to confirm their names at Wood Green crown court.

An earlier hearing at Highbury Corner magistrates’ court was told that IMG model Ponte stole a can of beer at midnight after the shop had stopped selling alcohol.

He allegedly racially abused a worker, saying: ‘You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from. You’re not wanted here.’

Starkey and Gallagher are said to have charged at a shop worker who tried to stop them leaving.

Alexander Agbamu, prosecuting, told the crown court yesterday: ‘The general consensus from defence counsel is that they would wish to have an application to dismiss the charges. This is a very factually straightforward case where much of the incident has been captured by CCTV.’

Lawyers for the trio have until mid-May to make an application to dismiss the charges.

Judge Andrew Holmes said: ‘That application will be heard on November 6. If it is successful, then that will be the end of it.’ Otherwise the teenagers will stand trial on January 18, he added.

Starkey, Ponte and Gallagher face charges but were not arraigned with affray and assault by beating.

Gallagher and Ponte face charges of racially aggravated assault, with Ponte also facing a charge of theft.

Starkey was supported in court by his drummer father Jason, while Liam Gallagher did not attend.

Gallagher is the son of the former Oasis frontman and his ex-partner, All Saints singer Nicole Appleton.

Last year he was expelled from The King Alfred School in north-west London where the fees are £6,459 a term.