Noel Gallagher attacker faces more serious charge

23rd Jan 2009 | 16:08

Noel Gallagher attacker faces more serious charge

Daniel Sullivan accused of aggravated assault

When Noel Gallagher was attacked on stage in Canada last year, it looked pretty brutal, and it's now been revealed that the perpetrator will face a more serious charge than previously thought.

Daniel Sullivan is now up for aggravated assault (rather than simply assault) which means he could face a prison term of up to 14 years.

As you'll recall, Sullivan ran on to the stage and knocked Gallagher off his feet during an Oasis performance in Toronto last September. As a result of his injuries, the band were forced to cancel a show, with the guitarist commenting: "I feel like I've had a sparring session with [Manchester boxer] Ricky Hatton."

A pre-trial hearing will take place on 6 March.

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