Goldie fined for Glastonbury Festival bouncer assault

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Goldie appeared in person at Bristol Magistrates’ Court for his sentencing

Drum and bass star Goldie has been ordered to pay almost £2,500 for assaulting a security guard at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The DJ and actor – real name Clifford Joseph Price – attacked bouncer Dennis Poole on 23 June.

The court heard Mr Poole was assaulted after he refused to let Price’s daughter go backstage.

Price, 52, of Tring, Hertfordshire, was fined £1,080 at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.

He was also told to pay compensation of £500 and costs of £883.

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Charges against Goldie’s daughter Chance Price were dismissed

Price previously admitted the offence in March via Facetime from Thailand.

He appeared in person alongside his daughter Chance Price, 20, for sentencing on Wednesday.

Prosecutors offered no evidence against Ms Price, of Leavesden, Hertfordshire, and the case against her was dismissed.

District Judge David Taylor told Price: “Your entirely unjustified actions demonstrate an arrogant sense of entitlement based on your own self importance.

“The physical injuries sustained by Mr Poole at your hands were relatively minor but the assault has had an emotional and psychological impact on him.”

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Dennis Poole was attacked after he refused to let Price’s daughter go backstage

Speaking outside the court, Price said he was “apologising as a man would do”.

He added: “I took a bullet for my daughter, I’m happy.

“Hopefully he can move on and understand if you’re doing your job do it right.”

When asked if he regretted his actions, he replied: “Me? Always sorry. Always be sorry for what you do.”

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The actor and producer appeared in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010

Price, who was born in Walsall, West Midlands, made his name as a music producer in the 1990s when the rave scene was at its peak.

Known for his distinctive gold “grill” – or row of front teeth – he has also appeared on screen, acting in James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, Guy Ritchie’s gangster caper Snatch and EastEnders.

More recently, he has cropped up in a number of reality TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, and Come Dine with Me.