Doherty Questioned Over Stolen Guitar

British rocker Pete Doherty is now attracting the attention of the German police and media, after being questioned on suspicion of smashing a music shop window and stealing a guitar worth euro 250.

The former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman and a friend from Berlin were questioned by Regensburg police but weren’t held or charged. A third man suspected of being involved had already left town.

Regensburg police released a statement saying Doherty and his friend admitted to breaking the window during the early hours of March 15, but not to carrying out the theft.

“On the way home after consuming, they said, enormous quantities of alcohol … one of the trio hit and smashed the window of the music shop, but without intending to break and enter,” the statement said. “As far as what happened immediately afterwards, both said that they could not remember because of their enormous alcohol consumption.”

Under German law, theft and breaking and entering offences carry jail terms of between three months and 10 years.

Doherty’s rooms were searched but the guitar was eventually found abandoned near a church close to the city centre.

Police also found a record sleeve that had been taken during the raid, but the record it contained had vanished.

Doherty is in Germany filming “Confession Of A Child Of The Century” with French actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The film’s based on the 1836 book by French author Alfred de Musset.