November 14, 2000 11:02


The drum 'n' bass star is pinned to the ground by armed policemen in London...

Drum 'n' Bass star GOLDIE has claimed he was injured after armed police, who thought he was carrying a gun, pinned him to the ground and handcuffed him following a night out in LONDON.

Speaking in today's Sun newspaper (November 14), Goldie claimed the incident happened while he was travelling through London with fiancee Sonjia Ashbury following a night clubbing. He said: "It was outrageous. I had seven rifles pointing at me and I was pulled out and pinned down on the road. There were about 100 people watching. I was cuffed, which hurt my wrists, and one of the policemen put his knee in my back, which I am still having problems with.

"We thought we were going to get shot. The officers kept screaming 'Where's the gun? Where's the gun?' I told them I didn't know what they were talking about?

"I'd had a row with another driver earlier and I think he must have called the police. All I can imagine is that he thought the mobile phone I had in my hand was a gun. One of the police even recognised me and said 'Aren't you that bloke from the James Bond film?' But nobody even said sorry."

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard told the paper that police received a call relating to the incident alleging "the other party was carrying an object that may have been a gun". He continued "Police stopped a vehicle and searched it together with he driver and female passenger. No gun was found and both were released."

Goldie is reported to be seeking legal advice on the incident.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia
Metallica to release box set of all 2014 live performances
Kendrick Lamar preparing to release new single 'i'
Björk declares support for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: 'Bands will always come through'
Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook
Honeyblood drummer Shona McVicar leaves group
Midweek chart update: The Script on course for third Number One album
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite goes on campaign trail for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Wild Beasts announce special edition release of 'Present Tense' with Foals remix –...
La Roux says she is 'not happy' with record label Polydor over new album promotion
Interpol reveal Paul Banks-directed video for 'Twice As Hard'
Win a chance see Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and write for NME
Rihanna says 'Fuck you' to CBS over use of 'Run This Town' following NFL...
Cat Stevens to tour for first time since 1976
Run The Jewels fans set up Kickstarter campaign to get new album remixed by cats
Paul McCartney to release expanded edition of 'New' including unreleased tracks
September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'I'll be buying the new Aphex Twin album the second it...
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher denounces 'rock 'n' roll' behaviour:...
Serge says next Kasabian album will be heavy and 'bombastic'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today