Mother of actor who died at Pete Doherty party files new appeal

Sheila Blanco's son Mark died from head injuries in east London six years ago

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Pete Doherty

The mother of an actor who died at a party attended by Pete Doherty has filed a complaint over how the case was handled.

Sheila Blanco has been campaigning for answers since her son Mark died as a result of a head injury sustained from falling from a first floor landing. The Libertines man was also at the same party in east London in December, 2006. Doherty was cleared of any wrongdoing last year when authorities ruled there was insufficient evidence to bring charges over the incident.

Officials at London's Metropolitan Police conducted a probe into their original inquiry but, despite ruling last month that there were several "issues" with the investigation, no disciplinary measures have been taken against any officer. Mrs Blanco has now appealed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), where officials are examining how her grievance has been handled.

An IPCC spokeswoman told WENN:

There was a complaint made to the Met Police. They sometimes come to us or they investigate themselves. I think in this case they investigated themselves and Mrs Blanco is not happy with the outcome so she has appealed to us.

She added: "So that is the situation being dealt with. We have just received it last month. We are looking at the appeal. We look to see whether the investigation [into Mrs Blanco's complaint] does what it said it would do."

A Met Police spokeswoman added: "We received a complaint in response to various aspects of the original investigation. An investigation by the director of professional standards was launched. The investigation is now complete. An appeal has been lodged by the complainant with the IPCC."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Drake matches The Beatles' record of having 14 Billboard Hot 100 songs simultaneously
Iggy Azalea says she quit Twitter as it made her 'want to punch everyone in the face'
Tobias Jesso Jr performs 'How Could You Babe' on 'The Tonight Show' - watch
Frank Turner announces details of solo tour in support of 'The Road Beneath My Feet'
House DJ Lil Louis confirms he is deaf in one ear following Manchester CO2 cannon incident
Dave Grohl stops Foo Fighters gig to give drum stick to blind fan - watch
The Cribs, Peace and Everything Everything lead latest Liverpool Sound City additions
Noel Gallagher on Alt-J: 'One of them's got a moustache, and that's...
Chvrches troll manager with fake 'new material' - watch
ITV deny reports Kanye West 'refused to speak' to Jonathan Ross
Second tree planted in honour of George Harrison after beetles eat original
Action Bronson releases 'Actin Crazy' video – watch
Cold War Kids unveil new video for 'Hot Coals' – watch
Kid Rock is 'flabbergasted' by Beyoncé's popularity
Court rules that Courtney Love is not as famous as Marlon Brando
Skrillex and Diplo's 24-hour DJ set shut down by police
Damon Albarn reveals a new Blur song was inspired by 2014 Sydney hostage siege
Fearne Cotton announces decision to leave BBC Radio 1
Chris Evans to host 20th anniversary episode of 'TFI Friday'
Brandon Flowers: 'I couldn't make a record like Julian Casablancas. I'm too much...
Frank Turner backs James Blunt in debate over classism in music
Israeli man suspected of leaking Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart' is formally...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM