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
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell

More News

Comments

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