Moment Pete Doherty runs past dying reveller as Mark Blanco's final moments before he was ‘thrown off balcony’ revealed | The Sun
THIS is the moment Pete Doherty allegedly ran past a dying reveller after he fell to his death from a balcony.
Actor Mark Blanco was 30-years-old when he plunged to his death outside a party attended by Babyshambles rocker Doherty in December 2006.
In a new Channel 4 documentary, Pete Doherty, Who Killed My Son? his heartbroken mother claims Met Police bungled the initial investigation into Mark’s suspicious death and missed key evidence
The new doc sees Sheila Blanco watch CCTV footage showing Doherty with his “minder” Jonathan Jeannevol allegedly walking past the body and then running away from the house.
Leading forensic scientists claim the CCTV tape suggests Mark was thrown from the balcony and that he was unconscious even before he plummeted to the ground.
Sheila said: “It shows Mark being projected out over railing and then straight down to the bricks and pavement below.
“A couple of minutes later we see Pete Doherty coming down and stepping over Mark without stopping. Then he seems to pick up something from the ground and run away, followed by Headlock. It’s absolutely callous, a reprehensible lack of humanity."
She added: “This is one piece of crucial evidence. I choose not to watch it too often, because this is the last time Mark was alive. It shows Mark being projectiled out over the railing and then straight down to the bricks and pavement below.”
Five years after Mark’s death, Doherty, Roundhill and Jeannevol were questioned and released without charge.
Mark was taken to the ICU at the Royal London Hospital where his family were told ''by the neurosurgeons that Mark had non-survivable head injuries, and it would be a matter of days or weeks''.
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Police treated the tragedy as an accident – but his Mark's mum claims there were questions left unanswered.
Sheila said: ''His right eye was black when he got there, as though he'd been attacked, although I know that can be caused by brain injuries.
''We asked the police to investigate but they didn't come.''
Mark died the following morning aged 30.
Speaking to The Sun ahead of the documentary, Sheila said: '' Mark was funny, kind and very soft-hearted.
''If he was earning a lot of money, which he did when he worked at Goldman Sachs, he would give some of it away. He was so generous.
''I was the last person to say goodbye. I put my head on his chest and I promised I would find out what happened and I've always been committed to that.
''It will never change, and the way I've been treated by the Met makes me even more resolute to continue.
''It shouldn’t be the job of a mother to investigate her son’s death.''
Sheila is now hoping the new documentary will force the Metropolitan Police to look again at her son’s death.
In a statement to the documentary Pete Doherty said: "I am sorry for Mrs Blanco's loss and I welcome any assistance people can give her to come to terms with what happened."
The Met told the programme: “Our sympathies remain with the family of Mark Blanco.
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“Police conducted an investigation of all the evidence available following his death. Following the initial investigation, the death has been subject to various reviews by the Met where areas for reinvestigation were highlighted, these were progressed by homicide detectives and we have also undertaken expert analysis of the CCTV footage.
"The investigation into the death remains ongoing and any new evidence of information will be assessed by detectives."
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