Pete Doherty German shop robbery charges dropped

By | Published on Thursday 6 October 2011

Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty will not be prosecuted over his possible involvement in the robbery of a German record shop earlier this year on the grounds that he was too drunk to have known what he was doing.

As previously reported, The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was in Regensburg in March to film the movie ‘The Confession Of A Child Of The Century’, in which he stars. A witness told a local paper Mittelbayerische Zeitung that she saw three men, who were all drunk and speaking in English, standing outside the shop in question at the time the break in is believed to have taken place, when a guitar and a number of records were stolen. She added that she saw one of them reaching through a broken window and that “it was Doherty, I clearly recognised him”.

Doherty later admitted to being outside the shop when the window was smashed, but said he had been drunk and had no further recollection of the event. A source has now told WENN: “[Police] declined to pursue the penalty order. There was a lack of criminal responsibility because he was so drunk”.

It was reported in July that it might actually be the drunkenness that Doherty would be charged for – and “careless intoxication” carries a maximum sentence of five years in Germany. Though it seems those charges won’t be pursued either now.