Mark Blanco was ‘drunk and aggressive and pinned Pete Doherty against wall’ at party before tragic fall from balcony | The Sun

A MAN who died at a party where Pete Doherty had been a guest was “drunk and aggressive” before he fell to his death from a balcony.

Actor Mark Blanco, 30, allegedly pinned Babyshambles rocker Doherty against a wall on the night of his death in December 2006.

In a new Channel 4 documentary, Pete Doherty, Who Killed My Son? a partygoer present on the night said Mark had been drinking and ''was on a different wavelength''  having arrived following a dress rehearsal for his forthcoming play, Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

Naomi Stirk, who saw flat owner Paul Roundhill and another attendee Jonathan Jeannevol evict Mark before the tragedy says: ''He was all excited, in his dress rehearsal costume, with a poster of his play.

"He wanted Peter to go to the play.

''Peter ended up being pinned up almost against the fireplace and Mark was inches away from Peter, waving the poster of the play.

''Peter was motioning with his eyes to Johnny [Jeannevol] and Paul in a way they would understand to say ‘help me out here’. They physically escorted Mark out of the flat.

''The atmosphere was sinister.''

Shortly afterwards, another partygoer left and discovered Mark on the pavement outside.

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 Mark's mum Sheila claims there were questions left unanswered.

She 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.

It comes as Sheila claims Met Police bungled the initial investigation into her son's death and missed key evidence.

Speaking to The Sun ahead of the documentary, she 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.''



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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."

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