Charges Against Noel Gallagher's V Fest Attacker Upgraded, Could Get 14-Year Sentence
Published Jan 22, 2009It appears the man who allegedly pushed Oasis's Noel Gallagher could be in for a lot more trouble than he first bargained for. According to a Canadian Press report, today (January 22) Crown prosecutors upgraded the charge against Daniel Sullivan to aggravated assault, from assault, meaning the 47-year-old Ontario man could now spend 14 years behind bars instead of five.
As previously reported, Sullivan "allegedly" invaded the stage at the Virgin Music Festival last September in Toronto, tackling Gallagher from behind and causing the musician to suffer three broken and dislodged ribs after he fell onto the on-stage speakers. As a result of the attack, Oasis were forced to cancel or postpone a long list of tour dates and needless to say, weren't too happy about it. In the wake of the incident, Gallagher's brother Liam said: "If it was up to me, I'd have cut his [the attacker's] dick off and made him eat it."
Sullivan is due to appear back in Toronto court on March 6 for a pre-trial hearing.