English singer Liam Gallagher has recently been questioned by police, following an incident “consistent with assault” involving his girlfriend at a London restaurant.
CCTV footage of the incident was published by The Sun, where the Oasis singer is shown in an alleged quarrel with his girlfriend, Debbie Gwyther, at the Chiltern Firehouse early last month.
Gallagher denied assaulting her, stating on Twitter that he had “never put my hands on any woman in a vicious manner.”
Police said they had been made aware of the footage. They also stated that a man was questioned on the 25th last month, but no arrests were made.
Firstly I have never put my hands on any woman in a vicious manner Secondly there is only 1 witch and we all know who that is as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 25, 2018
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police stated: “Officers are aware of footage of an incident consistent with assault believed to have taken place in August 2018 at a licensed venue in Chiltern Street, Marylebone.”
“On Wednesday 25 September a man attended a central London police station where he was interviewed under caution. No specific allegations have been received at this time.”
Women’s Aid chief executive Katie Ghose, described the incident as “shocking” at the time.
“We do not know the details of what is happening in this incident” she said. “However we do know domestic abuse can affect anyone, regardless of background or wealth.”
However, Debbie Gwyther has also denied the story, describing it as “fake news” and also claimed to be taking legal action against them.
“The Sun have surpassed themselves yet again.” she wrote. “Shame on them . . . Pack of lies as per usual . . . Lazy, sexist nonsense.”
It was reported that witnesses claimed to hear Gallagher shouting: “She’s a witch. It was her fault. She’s a witch. She’s a f***ing witch”
Although no one has been arrested, former police officer Colin Sutton, known for catching serial killer Levi Bellfield, told The Sun, Gallagher could have potentially been arrested if the incident had been witnessed.
“If the police had been present they could possibly have arrested him.” he said. “It is potentially an assault and therefore potentially a domestic assault — something that would be taken particularly seriously.”
“He could potentially have been arrested whether or not a victim wanted to press charges if the police had witnessed what they believed to be an assault.”
“That policy was changed a long time ago because there is a long history of victims not willing to give a statement and go to court because the motivation behind domestic assaults are to do with coercion and coercive relationships.”
“It wasn’t working when the victim said to the police they didn’t want to do anything, as that could have been part of the coercion.”
“If an assault is observed by police it can go to court anyway — even if the victim isn’t willing to make a statement or go to court.”
This isn’t the first time the pair have clashed, as they were reportedly seen screaming at each other at exclusive Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire two years ago.
Story by Emily Clark
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