Babyshambles man accused of attacking photographer

Babyshambles star Pete Doherty has been accused of attacking a photographer in Somerset.

The singer is alleged to have been involved in a scuffle with photographer Cath Mead, apparently leaving her with bruising and with clumps of hair missing.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they were investigating an allegation of common assault in the George Shopping Centre on Thursday (August 21).

A spokesman said: “We received an allegation of common assault following an incident in Crewkerne.

“A woman in her 20s has claimed she was assaulted by a man in the George Shopping Centre at 3pm.

“She wasn’t seriously injured but it’s believed damage was caused to the victim’s camera. The incident is being investigated.”

Doherty is understood to be staying in the county with his aunt in order to comply with bail conditions ahead of his sentencing for possessing drugs on September 4.