Doherty talks to police about Whitechapel balcony death

SINGER Pete Doherty has spoken to police about the death of a Cambridge graduate who died after a clash at an East End party he was at.

Mark Blanco fell to his death from the balcony of a flat in Romford Street, Whitechapel in December 2006.

He was said to be trying to persuade the rocker to attend the opening night of a play he was starring in before other party goers attempted to get him to leave.

Police initially suspected no foul play but reopened the case after a coroner said he could not record a verdict of suicide.

Sheila Blanco, the mother of the actor, who was 30 when he died, has been campaigning for the rocker and other witnesses to be formally interviewed, arguing her son’s death did not get the full investigation it deserved.


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Mr Doherty solicitor today confirmed that he took himself to an East End police station to discuss the case.

Sean Curran said: “He did attend a police station to help them with their inquiries, but he attended voluntarily.”

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Mr Blanco’s family friends have funded their own specialist report into his death.

It included a study by neurobiology expert Professor Richard Wassersug, who said that the head injuries Mr Blanco suffered were not in line with him deliberately jumping.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “We have made no arrests. Inquiries continue and we are not prepared to discuss who we may or may not have spoken to.”

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