Phil Collins' son Simon arrested on drugs charges

Simon Collins, the eldest child of Genesis drummer Phil Collins, was arrested in Wiltshire over the weekend, for the possession and supply of illegal narcotics.

The 37-year-old, who is a musician like his father, has since been released on bail.



Simon Collins was arrested on drug charges at the weekend

A spokesperson for the Wiltshire Police confirmed, "A 37-year-old man from Devizes has been arrested for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and for possession of a Class B controlled drug. The bail will run until the end of August."

Simon, the lead singer and drummer with rock band Sound of Contact, is Phil's eldest child from his first marriage to Andrea Berterelli.


Phil Collins pictured with his girlfriend Dana Tyler

He is the half-brother of actress Lily Collins, whose mother Jill Tavelman was the musician’s second wife.

Simon made his stage debut at the age of 12, plying drums during one of his father’' shows. He currently fronts Sound of Contact, which released its debut album Dimensionaut last year, and was named Best New Group at the 2013 Progressive Music Awards in September.