Blanco update: Mother demands police paperwork into Doherty investigation

The mother of a man who plunged to his death at a party Pete Doherty was at is demanding to see police papers into their investigation.

After a meeting with the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday, Sheila Blanco found out that Doherty, his minder Johnny Jeannevol and writer Paul Roundhill will not face charges over the death of her son Mark at a party in Romford Street, Whitechapel in December 2006.

Mr Blanco was said to have had a confrontation with the Babyshambles singer before falling off the first floor flat balcony but the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence to take the case to court.

Ms Blanco has vowed she’s “will not stop” in her fight to find out exactly what happened and today told the Advertiser she is taking the rare step of requesting the details behind the investigation.

She said: “We are going to get hold of some of the information including the police paperwork. Nobody’s seen it and we don’t know what it contains.


You may also want to watch:


“We have been told a certain amount about the investigation but it’s not detailed.

“We are not stopping. That’s definitive.”

Most Read

After spending �60,000 on her own investigation into her son’s death, Ms Blanco is now considering whether to move forward with a private prosecution.

Jenny Hopkins, from the CPS, said yesterday: “None of the evidence is capable of establishing to the required standard that Mr Blanco was thrown or pushed from the balcony or that any other individual was present at the time he fell.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus