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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 August 2007, 08:53 GMT 09:53 UK
Doherty accused in assault claim
Pete Doherty
Doherty is the lead singer of Babyshambles
Police are investigating a claim that pop star Pete Doherty attacked a photographer in Somerset.

Mr Doherty, 28, is alleged to have been involved in a scuffle with photographer Cath Mead after posing in Crewkerne.

Ms Mead, 22, said she was kicked in the leg and had her camera strap pulled during the alleged incident.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they were investigating an allegation of common assault in the George Shopping Centre on Tuesday.

It is claimed a scuffle ensued after a photographer took a picture of his girlfriend, model Irina Lazareanu.

An Avon and Somerset Police 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."


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