Pete Doherty implicated in German record store robbery

Libertines singer allegedly identified by eyewitness to burglary in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Pete Doherty is reportedly under investigation for breaking into a record shop in Germany. The Libertines singer, who is currently shooting a film in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, was allegedly identified by an eyewitness to the burglary.

The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in Regensburg's Old Town. A woman on her way home claims she passed three men, all drunk, speaking English outside a closed record store. From behind her, she heard a crash and then saw one of the men reaching through the broken shop window. She later called the police from her home. "It was Doherty," she told a local newspaper. "I clearly recognised him."

A spokesman for Regensburg police confirmed that there is a "famous suspect" in the case, but would not identify them. "We cannot accuse anyone definitely right now," Michael Rebele told Mittelbayerische Zeitung. A guitar and several records were taken from the shop.

Doherty has come to Regensburg to shoot his first feature film role, in Sylvie Verheyde's The Confession of a Child of the Century. He co-stars with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the French production, based on a novel by Alfred de Musset.

A spokesperson for Doherty refused to comment.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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